Q&A Scene: CherryRock017 Special – Amyl & The Sniffers

Tell us about your new single/album/tour?
We just put out our 2nd e.p ‘Big Attraction’ named it from the lyrics of U.K Subs song. It’s sharpie rock / pub punk, inspired heaps by 70’s Aus sounds.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
The one i’m most into off of the E.P is Balaclava Lover Boogie, it always gives me heaps of energy. My fav to play live.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote…
We played in Ballarat recently, and Bryce (drummer) was pissed drunk and picked me up and dropped me on my face in the gutter, by accident. I ended up slapping him and we had to drive home in separate cars. It’s funny in hindsight, wouldn’t happen any other time.

What, or who, inspires you?
Bonnie (Bonnie and Clyde)

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Bu$ Money- Lockdown

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Fucking hell, I don’t know. Maybe like chips, gravy and cheese. It’s cheap and kind of fucking bad for you but people still buy it. and that’s all we eat.

What’s next for you?
We’re going to be doing some shows around Oz towards the end of the year, so keen for it. Love doing shows interstate. Hopefully someone pays for us to go to the states too.

What’s your scene?
Bryce and Declan (Guitar) work for Woolworths and I work for Coles, the other bloke, Gus (bass), works at MONA in the art supermarket scene.

About CherryRock017

I’m James Young, the owner and booker of Cherry Bar and CherryRock017. I figure, who better to hear from, about our latest and greatest 11th annual AC/DC Lane street rock n roll festival, than yours truly, so listen up…

We’ve got legendary San Francisco garage punks Dwarves. Southern rock/ psychobilly from Atlanta’s Nashville Pussy. The incredible female two-piece, Bala, from Spain, who sound like Patti Smith out front of Motorhead. Bottlecap must be the bastard triplets of fellow Swedish rockers The Hives and The Hellacopters. Plus the best rock n roll coming from our Indonesian neighbours in Mooner and Kelompok Penerbang Roket (KPR).

But lest we forget our locals. We had to have Totally Unicorn from Wollongong, who ripped River Rocks a new arsehole last year. The sexy psych-blues of Child. Debbie Harry out front of Eddy Current Suppression Ring is how I see lo-fi garage punksters Amyl & The Sniffers. From the “ninch” (Mornington Peninsula) comes the band on everyone’s lips Stiff Richards, plus the 2016 Cherry Awards Act of the Year, Zombitches. And we’ve still got some incredible aces up our sleeves people! So, don’t miss it and buy your tix early, blah, blah, blah.

CherryRock017 Lineup

Dwarves (USA),
Nashville Pussy (USA),
Bala (Spain),
Bottlecap (Sweden),
Totally Unicorn (NSW),
Child Mooner (Indonesia),
Amyl & Sniffers Zombitches,
Stiff Richards,
Kelompok Penerbang Roket (Indonesia)
+ more to be announced

Sunday 7 May 2017
12 noon – 9.30pm
13 acts. 2 stages. No clashes (AC/DC Lane + Cherry Bar)
18+ Event. Strictly Limited to 700 Tix.
Early Bird Tix $74+b/f From 1 March, Tix assume normal price $88+b/f. On sale now via www.cherrybar.com.au

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