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PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS Whatchamacallit?


Psychedelic Porn Crumpets 
have made a number of announcements, including the release of their latest single Bill’s Mandolin and news of a new album which is almost certainly set to be their most succesful to date, And Now For The Watchamacallit out May 31. They have also signed with Marathon Records and Caroline Australia, and have huge touring news.

Their Australian dates see them play at Splendour in the Grass, as well as a huge hometown show at The Astor Theatre on Friday, June 21. They’ve been spurred on from international successes through the UK and the USA, where they performed at SXSW for the first time and sold out shows in both LA and New York.

Of their single, frontman Jack McEwan says, “When we were in the UK on our last tour I was given my Granddad’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.”

And of the album, the band has said,”The original concept was to take a 1930s 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.”

Bill’s Mandolin is out now and And Now For The Whatchamacallit is out May 31. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets play The Astor Theatre on Friday, June 21. 

 

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