Amyl and The Sniffers

Barboza Presents

Amyl and The Sniffers

Monsterwatch, Procedure

Monday 3/18

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Amyl and The Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers are a grimy pub rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Amy Taylor (vocals), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Declan Martens (guitar) are former housemates who formed the band, wrote a handful of tunes and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Completing their line up with Gus Romer on bass, Amyl and the Sniffers took their cues from a diverse mix of genres including pub rock, Aussie punk and country. They set out to have as much fun as possible and scared up a whole lot of fans along the way.

Amyl and the Sniffers’ second EP, Big Attractions, was released in February 2017, kicking off a stellar year. Growing buzz made them a hot tip on the Australian festival circuit including mind-blowing sets at Bigsound, Meredith Music Festival, Cherry Rock and Boogie, capping things off with a sold-out NYE show.

2018 started with a bang, with the band invited to support Foo Fighters on a leg of their Australian tour. Australian publication The Music named Amyl and the Sniffers a ‘Band to Watch in 2018’ and put them on the cover. Both PBS FM and Triple R FM made the record ‘Album of the Week’ and the band sold out multiple Australian headline shows.

Meanwhile, the Amyl buzz began to travel abroad. Limited edition vinyl copies of Giddy Up/Big Attractions flew off the shelves, pushing Amyl and the Sniffers into the Top 40 on the UK Vinyl Charts. The band made their international debut at The Great Escape festival in May, followed by sold out headline shows in London, before flying out to the Los Angeles to join King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on a 20-date tour of the United States.

Amyl and the Sniffers debut album is due out in early 2019.
MONSTERWATCH began when John Spinney (vocals, guitar) decided to leave his hometown in New Hampshire with his guitar and a handful of demos. While searching for a new location, John had recently gotten back in contact with his childhood friend Jack Cornwell (Drums) who had been residing in the Pacific Northwest for quite some time. Within a few days John decided he was headed to Seattle, WA in hopes of starting a new band and reuniting with an old friend. Quickly upon arrival the two met Wisconsin native Charles Richards (bass) in a chance encounter at a local bar, and were referred to local boy Johnny Velazquez (guitar) through mutual friends. Thus, the lineup was complete. With a diverse mixture of musical backgrounds and a common vision, the guys have crafted a sound that is percussive, aggressive, and rhythmic, blending east coast punk with a distinctly northwest flavor, which has been described as "groovepunk". Starting in 2016, they have already played a series of shows with increasing hype, and have started to gain some notice in the Pacific Northwest on the strength of the singles "Two Time" and "I Don't Get It". Their goals are big, and their progress is fast.
Venue Information:
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122