Amyl And The Sniffers Celebrate ‘Comfort To Me’ Anniversary With ‘Live At The Forum’ Mini-Movie
To celebrate the first anniversary of their acclaimed second album, “Comfort To Me”, Amyl And The Sniffers have shared a 10-minute concert film shot in their hometown of Melbourne.
Filmed at The Forum – where the band played to sold-out houses on July 19 and 31 – the film titled “Live At Forum Theatre” brings together three songs from Amyl’s 23-track setlist: “Capital” and “Choices” from “Comfort To Me”, and the end of the set “Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)” from their 2019 self-titled album.
The film was shot by John Angus Stewart of PHC Films. In a press release, singer Amy Taylor noted that it “had to be filmed” by Stewart because “he was there to film from the start”.
Taylor continued, “He was in the studio with us filming backstage while we were recording the album, he did all of our videos and shot our ‘Live From Williamstown’ show, and finally those clips, shot in this emblematic place of our hometown. John’s energy parallels mine, so I’m really happy to have him on stage with me. You get closer to them.
As for the significance of the film itself, Taylor said she wanted Amyl’s Forum show to be taped “so people could see what our show was like live during the touring period. of ‘Comfort To Me'”.
Watch Amyl And The Sniffers’ “Live At Forum Theatre” below:
Also announced on the anniversary of “Comfort To Me”, Amyl has teamed up with Australian knitwear label WAH-WAH to release a sweater based on the album’s first single and opening track, Guided By Angels. Its front features the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Melbourne skyline that feature prominently in the song’s music video, with the text on the back reading “ANGELS GUIDED HEAVENLY FUCK” (which is the lyrics of the song itself).
Sweater sold out within minutes of sale, but fans can sign up to receive restock notifications here. 100% of Amyl’s revenue from the sweater is donated to Endpoint Australiaan organization that supports people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.
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“Comfort To Me” was released on September 10, 2021. In addition to “Guided By Angels”, singles included “Security” and “Hertz” (the latter of which came in at number 28 on the triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2021). It was followed by the concert film “Live From Williamstown” in October, which was also included as part of an expanded re-release in May.
In a four-star review of “Comfort To Me”, NME’s El Hunt felt that ‘Comfort To Me’ is “louder, dumber and at times more introspective than its predecessor, showing a more versatile side to the band”.
NME also featured ‘Comfort To Me’ as one of its Australian top picks for September 2021, with writer Alex Gallagher stating: rambling energy from their 2019 debut, but feels altogether more thoughtful and cohesive.
The album was nominated for last year’s Australian Music Prize, the J Award for Australian Album of the Year and the 2022 BandLab NME Award for Best Album by an Australian Artist. Despite losing all three, Amyl And The Sniffers won the BandLab NME Award for Australia’s Best Band, as well as the 2021 Music Victoria Award for Best Live Act.
This week, the band returns to North America for a headlining tour, with British duo Bob Vylan as main support. Australian fans can see Amyl perform live at this year’s Falls Festival, where they will appear alongside Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, CHVRCHES and Jamie xx.