Sometimes…somethings…just remind you of something from the past…and I do mean in a good way. This recent release from Amyl and the Sniffers had that effect on me.
Way back in the day there was a few very specific things that drew me to punk rock. It was not just the pent up anger and disaffection of the bands that I was listening to at the time. There was also something about the clarity of the lyrics, the lack of pretension and the driving beats of the music that made sense to me. That is not to say that this track or the overall album is derivative of that 70’s and 80’s era of punk rock…it is more like it is a fitting revitalization of that vibe. And I have heard you must see this band in concert to appreciate it all even more…hopefully I can catch them soon.
You can check out more of the music and information on the Bandcamp page https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/
And remember to get out there and support your local artists – community is powerful!