Psychedelic Porn Crumpets debut third album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’, announce USA & UK/European Tours
May is proving to be a heady month for Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, as the release of their new album - And Now For The Whatchamacallit - coincides with their global tour dates, currently taking the band through Europe, the UK, Australia and North America. The album, a culmination of experiences lived on the road and influences stemming from the last few years of chaos for the band, is finally unveiled in all its glory - a testament to the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ never relenting vivacious attitude and hungry approach to powerful music.
Fans received a kicking indicator of what their new album had in store with the infectious single, ‘Bill’s Mandolin’, a fitting continuation of pace from previous singles ‘Keen For Kick Ons’, ‘Social Candy’ and fan release ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’, yet the broader scope of And Now For The Whatchamacallit is representative of a dynamic band flourishing as their control over the creative direction continues to strengthen and diversify sonically. Already receiving airplay and commendations from BBC Radio 1 and Triple J, the music Psychedelic Porn Crumpets prescribe for a good time is a medicine that can’t be passed up.
Recorded between frontman Jack McEwan’s bedroom and Perth’s Tone City Studios,...Whatchamacallit has developed an enticing and engaging blend of guitars and fuzzed out melodies, as well as an urgency in McEwan’s lyrics that makes Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ musical execution one all their own.
“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
As Album Number Three, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets marks a brand new chapter as a band. Free of any sophomore album pressures or the need to make an industry splash, the group have instead explored the sounds that have formed a mature and exciting musical output. The energy captured on the album mirrors that of the band’s live presence; one that has been well received and praised throughout Australia, the United States, Europe and the UK.
Currently in the middle of a 29-date world tour that includes a headline tour of the UK and Europe, British, European festival dates, German shows supporting Interpol and Japan’s lauded Summersonic Festival, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are in the perfect position to bring...Whatchamacallit to thousands of new ears. Following on from their signing with Marathon Artists (global territories) and Caroline Australia (domestic), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have been ensuring that the moves they have been taking forward haven’t been steps, but strides.
June sees the band return home to tour some of their biggest venues yet, capping things off with a rambunctious live debut at Splendour in the Grass, followed by their just announced 27 date North American tour and another tour of the UK & Europe with a rollicking 19 dates . Their schedule may be extensive and daunting, but nothing compares to the shows that are accompanying the release of And Now For The Whatchamacallit.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have levelled up for Album #3, 2019 best make sure it’s ready for what is still to come.