Amyl And The Sniffers have teased their first new music since 2019, revealing that their new single Guided By Angels will premiere this Thursday (8 July).
The Australian punk band’s last release was their self-titled debut album in 2019 which followed EP releases in 2016 and 2017. Their debut won the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Music Awards title for Best Rock Album.
Writing on Instagram, the band excitedly stated: “GUIDED BY ANGELS PREMIERS THIS THURSDAY 8TH JULY 12AM AEST. FUKIN GET AROUND IT!!!!!!! FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE 2019.”
Since the debut record, band vocalist Amy Taylor has shared a number of collaborations: she’s teamed up with Viagra Boys for a John Prine cover, and has also collaborated with Tropical Fuck Storm. More recently, she joined Sleaford Mods on their track Nudge It.
Back in 2019, we spoke to guitarist Declan Martens about his and the band’s attitude to “punk purism.” He told us: “You know, there’s no such thing as a punk rocker who just listens to punk exclusively. Everyone’s got their own influences and stuff. I used to not care, but I think that naivety is limiting. If you can pioneer new sounds within punk, or push the boundaries of punk using gear, then I think it’s a really good skill – really valuable. If you’re a purist punk who doesn’t care about gear, I think you’re really limiting yourself.
“In all aspects of punk, there’s a lot of this ‘traditionalist’ sort of idea. And I think it’s really a waste of time because punk doesn’t have to be a certain thing. Punk can be anything. As long as you’re going against the grain, as long as you’re rebelling against something, then it’s still punk. I like the idea of being punk and knowing more about gear than other punk guitarists, although I do know a lot of punk guitarists who know a lot more about gear than me.”
Check out Amyl And The Sniffer’s Instagram post below for some international timings of when the new single drops.