TUNE Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Hymn For A Droid
Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets today share their new single ‘Hymn For A Droid’, taken from their new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit, which is out this Friday via Marathon Artists.
Of ‘Hymn For A Droid’, frontman Jack says: “This track reminds me of a Rhino at full charge, I was absolutely cranking it while recording. Pretty sure my housemates didn’t get a lot of sleep the week this was bring crafted. The lyrics were based on the end of a relationship, those months you’re questioning where your life will end up and if you’re making the right decisions. You’re almost robotic, ticking along like a drone that repeats the same lines over & over in your head, and then you go out with your mates for the first time in ages, take a bunch of thought juice and everything makes way more sense. I wanted the chorus to come out of nowhere like an instant realisation, confusing at first & then the next time you hear it all becomes way clearer.”
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit is out this Friday following the raucous success of their recent lap of the UK on their headline tour, plus packed sets at All Points East festival, The Great Escape festival and SXSW. They return to the UK later in the summer for shows at Leopallooza, Truck and Y Not festivals following support shows with Interpol in Europe.
Full list of live dates below, tickets are available from http://www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/tickets.
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 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)”.
Thursday 30th May @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
Friday 31st May @ Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek
Saturday 1st June @ Molotow, Hamburg
Monday 3rd Jun @ Merleyn, Nijmegen
Tuesday 4th June @ Palladium, Koln, supporting Interpol
Wednesday 5th June @ Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, supporting Interpol
Friday 26th July @ Leopallooza, Bude
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July @ Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
Friday 26th - 28th July @ Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
Tuesday 30th July @ Rotondes, Luxembourg
Thursday 1st August @ Poolbar Festival, Feldkirch
Friday 2nd August @ Krach Am Bach Festival, Beelen
Saturday 3rd August @ Absolutely Free Festival, Genk
Wednesday 7th August @ Oya Nights @ John Dee, Oslo
Friday 9th August @ Smukfest, Skanderborg
Tuesday 22nd October @ Electric Ballroom, London