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Amy Taylor of Aussie punks Aml & the Sniffers was recently the subject of our “My Favorite Album” column, as she explained the appeal of the self-titled Sleaford Mods EP. “I never really get off at festival gigs, but when I saw them for the first time in Europe last year I was fist-smashing the air the whole time,” Taylor told us, and that all makes sense because her own band has a similar effect on rabid crowds around the world. The band has also been described as “pub rock” thanks to the influence of fellow Australians AC/DC, but the impact of hardcore bands such as Minor Threat can also be felt. Taylor is a wild and charismatic frontwoman, but none of that would matter if they didn’t have great tunes. Which they do.

Amyl & the Sniffers plays with Alice Bag and MOSS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 at the Teragram Ballroom.

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