TUNE Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Bill's Mandolin
Perth fuzz-masters Psychedelic Porn Crumpets today share their new single ‘Bill’s Mandolin’. The band also announce the release of their new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit, due via Marathon Records on May 31st 2019. ‘Bill’s Mandolin’ is another slice of manic Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fury, and a continuation of the musicianship fans have seen grow and bolden over the band’s last year of releases.
Of the inspiration behind the new track, Jack McEwan of the band says: “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.”
Hailing from the same Aussie homeland as psych-rock contemporaries Tame Impala, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and POND, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are on the brink of an exciting new chapter ahead of the release of their third studio album. 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.
On the inspiration behind the new album, the band say: “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 travelling 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)”.
In true Psychedelic Porn Crumpets style, they’ve set out their stall for an incredibly busy 2019, touring their blistering live show across the world, so far conquering SXSW and sold out shows in LA and New York. With two completely sold out UK tours under their belts already, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return to the UK next month for an 11 date tour, starting at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival. Elsewhere, they’ll be joining Interpol as support and The Strokes for their All Points East festival date. Full list of live dates below, tickets are available from http://www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/tickets.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets UK / EU live dates:
10th &11th May @ The Great Escape, Brighton
13th May @ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14th May @ The Boileroom, Guildford
15th May @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
17th May @ Stereo, Glasgow
18th May @ The New Adelphi Club, Hull
19th May @ O2 Academy 2, Leicester
21st May @ The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
22nd May @ Voodoo, Belfast
23rd May @ The Grand Social, Dublin
26th May @ Yes Fest, Manchester
25th May @ All Points East, London w/ The Strokes
28th May @ La Bulle Cafe, Lille
30th May @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
31st May @ Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek
1st June @ Molotow, Hamburg
3rd June @ Merleyn, Nijmegen
4th June @ Palladium, Koln, supporting Interpol
5th June @ Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
26th July @ Leopallooza, Bude
28th July @ Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
26th - 28th July @ Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
Friday 2nd August @ Krach Am Bach Festival, Beelen