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Amyl and Sniffers 2024

Amyl & The Sniffers return with “U Should Not Be Doing that”

21 May 2024, 18:30 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Amyl & The Sniffers have announced their first new music in over three years, with new single “U Should Not Be Doing That” backed by B-side “Facts”.

“Lyrically they’re both 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," says Amy Taylor. "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.”

Recorded with Nick Launay (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), "U Should Not Be Doing That" is the first new music from the Melbourne, Australia foursome since their 2021 second album, Comfort To Me.

Amyl & The Sniffers have also confirmed a small club show at London’s Scala on 27 May, before they headline Beaded Theory Festival on 26 May. They will then head out on a North American Tour in July / August including supporting the Foo Fighters.

The singles will be released on limited edition 7" on 24 May, via Rough Trade. For more information, visit

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