Amyl & The Sniffers Lead This Week's New Music Adds On Triple J

13 September 2021 | 9:41 am | Staff Writer

Here's what you can expect on triple j this week.

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Amyl & The Sniffers fans are in for a treat this week with the much-loved Melbourne group picking up this week's Feature Album spot on triple j

The group released their second album, Comfort To Me, last week, following on from their 2019 self-titled debut which won the ARIA Award for Best Rock Album. 

"The amount of time and thought I put into the lyrics for this album is completely different from the EPs, and even the first record. Half of the lyrics were written during the Australian Bushfire season, when we were already wearing masks to protect ourselves from the smoke in the air," said frontwoman Amy Taylor of the album. 

"And then when the pandemic hit, our options were the same as everyone: go find a day job and work in intense conditions or sit at home and drown in introspection. I fell into the latter category. I had all this energy inside of me and nowhere to put it, because I couldn’t perform, and it had a hectic effect on my brain. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.

"Having to deal with a lot of authority during 2020 and realising my lack of power made me feel both more self destructive and more self disciplined, more nihilistic and more depressed and more resentful, which ultimately fuelled me with a kind of relentless motivation. I became a temporary monster. I partied more, but I also exercised heaps, read books and ate veggies. I was like an egg going into boiling water when this started, gooey and weak but with a hard surface. I came out even harder. I’m still soft on the inside, but in a different way...

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"So anyway, that’s where this album comes from. People will use other bands as a sonic reference to make it more digestible and journalists will make it seem more pretentious and considered than it really is, but in the end this album is just us — raw self expression, defiant energy, unapologetic vulnerability. It was written by four self-taught musicians who are all just trying to get by and have a good time."

Added to regular rotation this week is The Buoys' Lie To Me Again, B Wise's Ezinna feat. Sampa The Great and Milan Ring, LOSER's Skyward, Riton & RAYE's I Don't Want You, Jack River's We Are The Youth, RÜFÜS DU SOL's Next To Me, Griff's One Night, and Glass Animals' I Don't Want To Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)

Picking up spot plays is Great Gable's Hazy, YNG Martyr's POP! feat. BOY $COUT GATSBY, Montgomery's Close To Be Apart, mxmtoon's In The Darkness, and Client Liaison's Elevator Up