World Rejoice! Amyl & The Sniffers Are Back!

New single 'U Should Not Be Doing That' is out now...

Amyl & The Sniffers have shared new single ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’.

The Australian punk renegades have been touring incessantly, sharpening their live show in the process. CLASH caught them during a torrential downpour at London’s All Points East last year, and it was a triumph against the elements, a bravura display of punk pedal.

New single ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ is their first in three years, and it’s a rock solid piece of rebel groove. Reminiscent of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Miss You’ in its cheeky debauchery, Amy Taylor’s vocal pushes back against the pricks.

Out now, a seven inch version lands on May 24th via Rough Trade, with new song ‘Facts’ on the B-side.

Amy Taylor comments…

Lyrically they’re both 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.

Catch Amyl & The Sniffers at London’s Scala on May 27th.

Check out ‘U Should Not Be Doing That’ below.

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