Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are taking 2019 by the horns! Announcing their new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit, their first released on Marathon Records and is out May 31st. Marathon Artists, home to the likes of Honeyblood, Jagwar Ma, Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett, represents some of the world’s most exciting and diverse names, making this new partnership with Psychedelic Porn Crumpets one made in heaven.
The Perth rockers have laid down the gauntlet for a massive year. The band just enjoyed playing to packed houses on their recent tour of the US including several successful shows at SXSW. Rotation and airplay support for recent releases by Triple J and BBC Radio 1 have bolstered the band’s approach and has extended their reach. Psychedelic Porn Crumpetshave carved out a space all their own, and their new single reflects the strength and dynamism continuing to flourish within their ranks.
“Bill’s Mandolin” is another slice of manic Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fury. A continuation of the musicianship fans have seen grow and bolden over the band’s last year of releases, this new single positions them more than ever as a band ready to explode with exciting energy. “When we were in the U.K on our last tour I was given my Grandad’s old mandolin/lute thing which I remember playing as a kid. It was such a nice gift that I had to take back to Australia, the only problem was it didn’t have a case and we had an entire tour in front of us which spanned most of Western Europe plus Australia. I carried it through plenty of customs, slept with it, took it out to pubs, navigated the streets of Amsterdam and passed out with it. It became the tour emblem and once I got back to Perth I felt like I’d done the old girl justice. I wanted to write an Ode to Bill and the travels with the mandolin that summed up the tour and sounded as chaotic as the adventures that ensued.“ Jack McEwan, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.
And Now For The Whatchamacallit marks an exciting new chapter for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Recorded between Jack McEwan’s bedroom and Tone City Studios in Perth, mixed by Michael Jelinek (Gunns) and mastered by John Davis (Gorillaz, The Killers), And Now For The Whatchamacallit is representative of the band’s huge developed sound, and is their most anticipated release yet.
“The original concept was to take a 1930’s carnival that had been re-imagined for future generations, a collage of Punch and Judy, Carousels and coconut shy’s that progresses in musical concepts and travels with the listener. Then as we started traveling I was swept off into my own kind of circus, the odyssey of touring life. Large nights out, larger characters, drunken recollections of foreign cities and rabbit hole-ing into insanity (kindly illustrated by Quentin Blake)”. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets