Hot damn! Amyl And The Sniffers are back making a big statement with their second album Comfort Me. It’s loud, angsty, unrelenting, energetic punk rock which sprints along at a wild frenetic pace. No doubt lockdowns have slowed things a bit for the band whose life is on the road touring but having the luxury of time is a card well played. Lyrically strong, the band have honed their musicianship and crafted thirteen tracks that pack one almighty punch. Once the shackles of lockdowns are removed watch out! Amyl And The Sniffers will be rocking your town in no time at all.
Lead singer Amy Taylor has plenty to say with songs delving in to love, life and freedom. Barnstorming opener Guided By Angels sets the tone before the anthemic Freaks To The Front with its turbo charged hooks and no fucks attitude will no doubt be a set staple. The message behind Choices is an obvious one to the dickheads who don’t respect women’s boundaries, their decisions, and choices.
The punk spirit is well and truly alive on Security with Taylor pleading “security will you let me in your pub, I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love”. Hertz is a standout tune on the album with its fuzzed up guitars and a fiery tempo to get the mosh moshing. There is a real sense of anger on Capital which is probably their most politicised tune on the album having a crack at our current leadership. The one and a half minutes of punk relentlessness on Don’t Need A Cunt (Like You To Love Me) is a liberating moment finishing on some songs that reflect on some serious content in Laughing and Snakes.
Amyl And The Sniffers have shown that they have plenty of tricks up their sleeves and that Comfort Me will go down a treat live. Whenever that is, we can’t wait!
Album Review By Rob Lyon