Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.99

Amy Taylor (Amyl & The Sniffers)

by: Ainsley Hutchence

11 Illustrated answers, photos & video
Interviewee: Amy Taylor / Interviewer: Sticks and Stones / Photographer: Ellen Virgona / Model: Amy Taylor / Model: Dani Miller

Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.99

This International Women’s Day it only made sense to publish our Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview with my ultimate woman crush, Australian icon Amy Taylor, frontwoman of Melbourne pub rock/punk band Amyl & The Sniffers.

Amy met fellow frontwoman Dani Miller (Surfbort) on tour & describes that meeting as “love at first sight”. Last year we interviewed them together for our hardcover book – Shelflife Vol.1, the “hair” issue & today it is a pleasure to publish Amy’s answers online alongside this epic portrait series captured by Australian photographer Ellen Virgona.

Experience Amyl & The Sniffers live on tour throughout Australia all this month! Tour info & tickets here.

Sticks & Stones: Favourite word?
Amy Taylor: FUCK. Because it can mean anything.

Sticks & Stones: Best & worst thing about being in a band?
Amy Taylor: Best – Making music. Worst – People reviewing you.

Sticks & Stones: Strangest thing;
In your house?
Amy Taylor: Don’t have a house.
About you?
Amy Taylor: Paranoid about shit.
That has entered your mouth?
Amy Taylor: Hmm.

Sticks & Stones: Recommend song for the following occasions;
Walkout song?
Amy Taylor: Brutality by Bru-C
PMS Song
Amy Taylor: Brutality by Bru-C
Treadmill Song
Amy Taylor: Brutality by Bru-C

Sticks & Stones: What do you believe in?
Amy Taylor: (Refer to illustration).

Sticks & Stones: How/when did you meet Dani (Lead singer of Surfbort).
Amy Taylor: I met sweet Dani in LA cuz we were playing a gig together. I saw them play & they ripped so hard. We got along straight away, we like 2 old souls.

Sticks & Stones: What does your passport photo look like?
Amy Taylor: The first one I took was shit so got another. Now it looks like (refer to illustration).

Sticks & Stones: Last OS trip you took?
Amy Taylor: I’m on it right now. Writing this from Philadelphia. Been OS most of this year. Missin Oz land.

Sticks & Stones: What do you consider your best personality trait?
Amy Taylor: I don’t like talking about myself but Dani… I admire how she does whatever is right for her without the worry of judgement. I love her music & that she stands up for people, celebrates the freaks.

Sticks & Stones: Do you have any pets? Please draw.
Amy Taylor: No pets. My dog Rolley died. He looked like this (refer to illustration).

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