PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS The Big Splash Heat #3 Winner

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets:. Pic: J'aime Fazackerley

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets:. Pic: J’aime Fazackerley

Answered by Jack McEwan, singer/guitarist.

As a band, what are you trying to do? Are you doing it?

We’re trying to reach the π in the sky and chase the rabbit down the wormhole. All of us are motivated to cross genres and change up things as much as we can within the time frame of a ’song’, try and avoid those structural cliches which seem to be so common in popular music now and hopefully throw a few fresh ideas around that get heads bopping. Obviously we don’t want to glitch everything apart and meaninglessly add changes for the sake of it, we’re aiming for that perfect balance of sound, letting your ears do the calculating and forgetting about conventions, just make what feels, tastes, sounds and looks good.

How did you feel about your set last Thursday night?

Definitely one of our best shows to date! We went in fairly comfortable and tried to lose that competitive mindset to ease the nerves, a few pints of 4 Pines helped. It went too quickly, we could have played for hours with the high energy that the crowd were giving us. It felt like our sound was on point so it was easy to slide through the gears, all of us got lost after about 10 seconds and were wrapped within the vibes so it was an amazing feeling when people told us after that they were feeling the same.

What acts caught your ear/eye?

Galloping Foxleys for sure. Those guys are great musicians and have a solid, detailed and precise sound that you can tell they have spent a while mastering. We were mesmerised at points, tapping our feet trying not to like them because we thought they were gonna win (laughs). We were caught up in the jingle rhythms.

Who else in The Big Splash heats are you keen to get a look at?

Shit Narnia, High Learys, Foam, Rag ‘n’ Bone, the list goes on. The Big Splash feels like a shuttle launch for bands, the way the heats have been hyped up and buzzed about has given everyone a great insight into Perth’s vibrant music scene.

What are your plans, at this stage, for the rest of 2015?

Things have suddenly jumped from bedroom recordings to this influx of interest and it’s pushing us to create more material which is great. We were fortunate enough to support King Gizzard who are absolute legends. It’s helped push our sound to a wider audience and made us strive for bigger things. Coming up we’ve got a couple of shows with Red Engine Caves, one this Wed at Mojos and another at the Soggybones Launch July 10. We’re also stoked to be supporting Dune Rats this Sunday at Mojos… it’s insane right now, we’re lapping up every minute of it.

The Big Splash continues with Heat #4 on Thursday, June 25, at The Bird with Agamous Betty, Figurehead, Shit Narnia and The Methamphetaqueens. Doors open 8pm, $6 entry. 

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