Go on an Adventure With The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ name seems like nonsense until you hear them play and it makes perfect sense. Their dizzying and vibrant music is too intense to be contained by mere words.

As Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Jack McEwan (guitar/vocals), Luke Reynolds (bass), Danny Caddy (drums) and Luke Parish (guitar) create adventures for your brain and bliss for your body.

The Perth-based four-piece recently released an epic music video for “Bill’s Mandolin.” Inspired by traveling with McEwan’s grandfather’s mandolin, the video follows a man armed with a mysterious sword journeying through a mystical forest battling his way to a castle to discovers the ultimate weapon: a mandolin. It’s an epic adventure but, in true rock ‘n’ roll style, ends with the hero vomiting in a park.

With their third full-length And Now For The Whatchamacallit coming out May 31 and a European tour underway, they’re busier than ever. Read the entire interview with McEwan below.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, ”Bills Mandolin”

BTRtoday (BTR): What a band name—where’d that come from?

Jack McEwan (JM): [Laughs] Out of nowhere. We were having a jam and brainstorming a name and thought we should have a band with crumpets and we should have a band with porn. I guess psychedelic sums up a bit, so that turned out to be the final ingredient.

BTR: I hear lots of psych rock from you guys, but what else influences you—anything out of the ordinary?

JM: Hmmm… The Mighty Boosh, anything of the surreal, big riffs, psychedelics, kaleidoscopes. We want to scramble some brains and challenge people to see a realm of comfort.

BTR: Let’s talk about this upcoming album, And Now For The Whatchamacallit—did you dabble in anything?

JM: [We used] a bit of Mellotron. It was recorded in a similar process as our other records, we worked with our friend/producer Jelly and recorded it at home with Perth. Danny’s brother is a string arranger so he pulled in some favors, so we have a string quartet on one of the songs.

BTR: Are there any real-life situations that blossomed into a song on this album?

JM: “Bill’s Mandolin” is biographical. I was given my Grandad’s vintage mandolin in Europe and had to take it on tour with me for six weeks. I managed to get it all the way back to Australia without it breaking, so that was quite a journey.

BTR: If you had no limitations at all, what would your ideal show be like?

JM: A really immersive experience. Something where visual aids can stimulate and there’s unlimited alcohol and various substances readily available if you feel free to dabble.

BTR: What’s the best intro track for any new listener?

JM: That’s a tough one. I suppose if you look at our Spotify it looks like “Cornflake” is the one that’s proving the most popular. I always steer people to “Found God In A Tomato”—that’s a journey.

BTR: What should we keep an eye out for in the future of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets?

JM: Lots of new music, lots of shows, lots of festivals.

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