Elsewhere, Amyl are up to their old tricks with songs that clock out before the two-minute mark. But even here, the writing and delivery is improved; less a wrecking ball and more a surgeon’s scalpel. At its wildest its pleasingly aggravating fare, with Amy singing not so much with the band as right on top of it. She has something to say – about love and life, and about freedom and the yearning for just that bit more of it – and the musicians have enough muscle and swerve to back her all the way.
Two years ago, the Australians’ music was a simple trick done very well. Now there’s much more to them. Forget the sophomore slump, Comfort To Me is the sound of a band on the rise.
For fans of: The Chats, IDLES, Skegss
Comfort To Me is released on September 10 via Rough Trade