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New single from Amyl and the Sniffers takes aim at the bitchy music community

Back with a bang, the Aussie Punks return with a great new video!

Melbourne Pub/Punk rockers Amyl and the Sniffers make a triumphant return with their first new music in over three years – new single ‘U Should Not Be Doing That‘ with B-side ‘Facts‘. The single, which was named Hottest Record in the World by BBC Radio 1, will be released on limited edition 7″.

The band’s frontwoman Amy Taylor says: “Lyrically both tracks are pretty self-explanatory. ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ makes me laugh, but it’s also in a way poking fun at the shock that people still feel at a little bit of skimpy clothing, and the bitchy high school way that the music community still is (yes, I’m talking to you random 40 year old metalheads sitting around a table doing lines and bitching about a 28 year old chick in a band for wearing shorts and “selling out”), but it mainly makes me laugh.”

“It’s unconscious and meant nothing at the time of writing it but now I think it’s a comedic way of rubbing the dog’s nose in its own dog piss after it wee’d on your favourite rug or something.”

Amyl and the Sniffers - Amy Taylor
Amyl and the Sniffers - Amy Taylor

Recorded with Nick Launay, (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), this is the first new music from Amyl and the Sniffers since their second album, ‘Comfort to Me made huge waves on the Punk scene in 2021.

There’s a fantastic music video for ‘U Should Not Be Doing That‘ – check it out below! It was filmed in Los Angeles by PHC Films and features Canadian actor Steven Ogg (best known for Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul):

Amyl and the Sniffers’ ‘U Should Not Be Doing That‘ is out now on B2B Records / Virgin Music, get it on vinyl or stream it HERE

Catch the band on tour in the UK, Europe and North America this summer – dates below:

MAY 23, 2024 – Bearded Theory Festival, South Derbyshire, UK

MAY 27, 2024 – Scala, London, UK (with Upchuck)

MAY 30, 2024 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain

JUN 1, 2024 – Freak Valley, Netphen, Germany

JUN 3, 2024 – Theatres Romains De Fourviere, Lyon, France (with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard)

JUN 4, 2024 – Le Bikini, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, Occitanie, France

JUN 6, 2024 – NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Porto District, Portugal

JUN 8, 2024 – Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

JUN 9, 2024 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

JUL 19, 2024 – Citi Field, New York, NY (with Foo Fighters)

JUL 20, 2024 – White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ

JUL 21, 2024 – Fenway Park, Boston, MA (with Foo Fighters)

JUL 23, 2024 – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA (with Foo Fighters)

JUL 25, 2024 – The Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI

JUL 28, 2024 – Underground Music Showcase, Denver, CO

JUL 30, 2024 – Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS

JUL 31, 2024 – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY

AUG 1, 2024 – HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis, IN

AUG 3, 2024 – Asbury Hall, Buffalo, NY

AUG 5, 2024 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

AUG 7, 2024 – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR

AUG 9, 2024 – BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, CA (with Foo Fighters)

AUG 13, 2024 – The Sound at Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

AUG 14 and 15, 2024 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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