Amyl and The Sniffers reveal UK and European tour plans, share defiant new single calling out jealous and judgemental "40-year-old metalheads"

Amyl and The Sniffers, May 26, 2024
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Amyl and The Sniffers have shared details of a winter tour of the UK and Europe.

The Australian quartet's announcement comes in the wake, last week, of the release of their first new music in three years, single U Should Not Be Doing That.

The single features brilliantly biting lyrics such as "I was in Tokyo popping shit off / While you were down in Sydney tryin’ to get jacked off / I was in London, being the queen / And you were in my head saying you should not be doing that"

"U Should Not Be Doing That makes me laugh," says vocalist Amy Taylor, "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."

Following their appearance at the Bearded Theory festival this past weekend, the band have announced the following shows:

Amyl and The Sniffers 2024 tour dates:

Nov 05: Dublin National Stadium, Ireland
Nov 06: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Nov 07: Newcastle NX, UK
Nov 09: Manchester Academy, UK
Nov 10: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Nov 11: Bristol 02 Academy, UK
Nov 15: London The Roundhouse, UK
Nov 17: Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Nov 18: Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Holland
Nov 19: Cologne Carlswerk Victoria, Germany
Nov 21: Copenhagen VEGA, Denmark
Nov 22: Hamburg Große Freiheit 36, Germany
Nov 23: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 25: Munich Tonhalle, Germany
Nov 26: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Nov 27: Paris Olympia, France
Nov 29: Athens Floyd, Greece

The general on-sale for tickets begins at 10am local time on May 29, here.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.