Australian garage rockers Amyl and The Sniffers lit up Rams Head Live in Baltimore recently and Katherine Gaines was there to shoot the show! Amyl and The Sniffers released their sophomore album Comfort To Me last year via ATO Records in North America. Comfort To Me, which was co-produced by the band and Dan Luscombe, is the follow-up to Amyl and The Sniffers’ critically acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut album.
With its lyrics largely written during the Australian Bushfire season, when The Sniffers were already wearing masks to protect themselves from smoke in the air, Comfort To Me came together in a three-bedroom apartment where the four band members were quarantined together during COVID-19 lockdown. The result is a less spontaneous and more darkly considered record that masterfully captures the essence of the band like never before.
“This album is just us –raw self-expression, defiant energy, unapologetic vulnerability,” frontwoman Amy Taylor said. “It was written by four self-taught musicians who are all just trying to get by and have a good time.”
Watch the official music video for “Guided by Angels” by Amyl and The Sniffers on YouTube:
On May 22, Amyl and The Sniffers wrapped a USA tour at Rams Head Live in support of their second album. They played roughly 18 songs, favoring their new album while also delivering favorites from their self-titled debut record. They are now performing in London, but hopefully they will return to North America soon!
Here are some photos of Amyl and The Sniffers performing at Rams Head Live on May 22, 2022. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines.