TUNE Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Mr. Prism
As their first move for 2020, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with the release of their new single, ‘Mr. Prism’ via Marathon Artists. Bounding along with maximum energy from the onset, ‘Mr. Prism’ is relentless in its approach - a fiery reminder of the type of band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have grown into over the last few years on the road.
‘Mr. Prism’, full of chaotic builds and irresistible rhythms as it winds through its second half, is wild in its arrangement paired with trademark Psychedelic Porn Crumpets storytelling. The bulk of the songwriting took place at songwriter Jack McEwan’s home in Western Australia, with drums being laid down at Perth’s Tone City Studios, before landing with Michael Jelinek and Brian Lucey.
For McEwan, the song was born out of the feverish haze only illness and a crazy tour schedule can bring: “After our last tour of Europe I had a plethora of reasons to see a doctor. First, he thought I had tonsillitis, so prescribed me penicillin, which didn’t help at all. I did Falls Festival over New Year’s and barely got through - turns out I had pneumonia. I was pushing through on all sorts of meds until someone offered me the HMS Hunter.S alternative and I realised no matter how I’d ever be, I could never turn one down. Mr. Prism (my sickly fun-fuelled fiend of an alter-ego) was born.”
Since the release of the band’s third studio album And Now For The Whatchamacallit, the Perth group spent the second half of 2019 on tour through the UK and Europe, including a raucous roof-raising show at London’s Electric Ballroom, before returning to Australia for a summer festival run. While pandemic restrictions have kept the band from returning to their natural habitat of the live stage, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are excited to kick down the door on their next chapter in sharing more new music throughout this year, with their fourth studio album on the horizon early next year.
2019 was a massive year for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets both at home in Australia and in the international market. A year of sold out shows across North America, UK and Europe, not to mention spots on lucrative festivals including Splendour in the Grass and Desert Daze, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets were well received by thousands.
The release of And Now For The Whatchamacallit reaped praise from all corners with support from Triple J, BBC Radio 1 (including as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and a Maida Vale session for Jack Saunders), NPR, a KEXP Session and noted publications including Q, Classic Rock and DIY have further cemented Psychedelic Porn Crumpets as a long lasting musical presence. With over 7 million Spotify streams and over 120k artist profile followers, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets rounded out 2019 triumphantly. The early stages of 2021 will see Psychedelic Porn Crumpets back on Australian stages, with the band joining Sydney’s Ocean Alley on their national tour, and hopefully it won’t be long until they’re barrelling back on to UK shores.