Amyl And The Sniffers sign with Mushroom Music Publishing
Punk rockers Amyl And The Sniffers have signed with Mushroom Music Publishing.
Led by dynamite frontwoman Amy Taylor, the four-piece has gone from the Melbourne underground to the world’s biggest, sweatiest stages in the space of two years.
“We’re real happy to join the Mushroom publishing family. Bring on the Home & Away syncs,” the band say in a statement issued today.
Formed in 2016, the indie act self-released two EPs and a handful of singles before signing with King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizards’ Flightless Records label in Australia and joining the band on a 22-date tour of the U.S.
Watch Amyl and the Sniffers’ ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’:
A recording deal followed with ATO Records for North America. Then, Geoff Travis’ iconic Rough Trade signed them up for the rest of the world, where they became the first Australian band on the label since The Go-Betweens.
Released in May 2019, Amyl and The Sniffers’ debut full-length LP earned Album of the Week honours on Double J, 3RRR and FBi radio, hit No. 1 on the Australian vinyl chart, and was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.
Winners of the Levi’s Music Prize in 2019 and lauded by the NME as “the most exciting live band on the planet right now,” Amyl And The Sniffers took out the Best Rock Album ARIA Award last year, for their self-titled LP.
Amy And The Sniffers win at the 2019 ARIA Awards:
And at the 2020 American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) in New York, they snagged Best Punk / Emo Album for Amyl and The Sniffers.
“Amyl are one of the most exciting bands coming out of Australia right now,” comments Erol Yurdagul, Head of A&R and Creative at Mushroom Music. “They are uncompromising and stay true to themselves and their art and we couldn’t be happier to be working with them.”
Mushroom Music, a division of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group of companies, is the leading independent publishing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Its roster includes Amy Shark, Kylie Minogue, King Gizzard, Sheppard, Violent Soho and many more.
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.