PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS Release New Album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ + Announce USA & UK/European Tours

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May is proving to be a heady month for Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, as the release of their new album – ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ – coincides with their global tour dates, currently taking the band through Europe, the UK, Australia and North America. The album, a culmination of experiences lived on the road and influences stemming from the last few years of chaos for the band, is finally unveiled in all its glory – a testament to the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ never relenting vivacious attitude and hungry approach to powerful music.

Fans received a kicking indicator of what their new album had in store with the infectious single, Bill’s Mandolin, a fitting continuation of pace from previous singles Keen For Kick Ons, Social Candy and fan release My Friend’s A Liquid, yet the broader scope of ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ is representative of a dynamic band flourishing as their control over the creative direction continues to strengthen and diversify sonically. Already receiving airplay and commendations from BBC Radio 1 and Triple J, the music Psychedelic Porn Crumpets prescribe for a good time is a medicine that can’t be passed up.

Recorded between frontman Jack McEwan’s bedroom and Perth’s Tone City Studios,…’Whatchamacallit’ has developed an enticing and engaging blend of guitars and fuzzed out melodies, as well as an urgency in McEwan’s lyrics that makes Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ musical execution one all their own. “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)”. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sgt. Peppers-esque chaos rears its head in the jaunting nature of Bill’s Mandolin, while the calmer, hazed out end of the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ spectrum is realised beautifully on Native Tongue and Digital Hunger. The latter, acting as a masterful blend of sounds and rich psych textures, ‘Native Tongue’ is an anchoring track of ‘…’Whatchamacallit; an album cut that represents the essentials of a band in a great creative space.

“While the world’s been getting itself ready to fully embrace PPC, this band’s been quietly (or not, if you’ve seen ‘em play) getting to the peak of their powers as players and songwriters. Tell you what, now that our collective eyes and ears are open to this band, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are ready to make it count.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Bill’s Mandolin’, 2019)

Their latest single ‘Bill’s Mandolin’ an example of why they’re in such hot demand, with their brand of wailing guitars, heavy rhythms, and off-the-wall lyricism hitting all the right notes with fans around the world.” Life Without Andy 

“Shredding guitar riffs meet trippy musical dream sequences and it doesn’t slow down for a single second”. Ticketmaster (‘Bill’s Mandolin’, 2019)

 “Bill’s Mandolin’ kicks you in the face from the get-go and you will beg for more as this sound explosion takes for a lap around the room at sonic speed.” 
Savage Thrills (‘Bill’s Mandolin’, 2019)

“Bill’s Mandolin is a sprawling slap of psychedelia, trudging guitars, and screeching vocals; the Porn Crumpets have continued their undefeated run of singles.” 
Stack Magazine  (‘Bill’s Mandolin’, 2019)

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As Album Number Three, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets marks a brand new chapter as a band. Free of any sophomore album pressures or the need to make an industry splash, the group have instead explored the sounds that have formed a mature and exciting musical output. The energy captured on the album mirrors that of the band’s live presence; one that has been well received and praised throughout Australia, the United States, Europe and the UK. Bolstering the strength of the music with a special vinyl release, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are releasing a limited edition red and white vinyl edition of the album for Australia and New Zealand fans, available for pre-order now! Pre-Order Link

Currently in the middle of a 29-date world tour that includes a headline tour of the UK and Europe, British, European festival dates, German shows supporting Interpol and Japan’s lauded Summersonic Festival, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are in the perfect position to bring…Whatchamacallit to thousands of new ears.The foundation work was laid early, with the band having sold out tours through the UK and Australia, and making an impressive debut with American audiences this year, clocking fourteen shows around their SXSW run. Following on from their signing with Marathon Artists (global territories) and Caroline Australia (domestic), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have been ensuring that the moves they have been taking forward haven’t been steps, but strides.

June sees the band return home to tour some of their biggest venues yet, capping things off with a rambunctious live debut at Splendour in the Grass, followed by their just announced 27 date North American tour and another tour of the UK & Europe with a rollicking 19 dates . Their schedule may be extensive and daunting, but nothing compares to the shows that are accompanying the release of ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit.’

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have levelled up for Album #3, 2019 best make sure it’s ready for what is still to come.

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Wednesday 12th June Lion Arts Factory Adelaide Tickets
Thursday 13th June The Triffid Brisbane Tickets
Friday 14th June The Croxton Bandroom Melbourne Tickets
Saturday 15th June The Factory Theatre Sydney Tickets
Friday 21st June Astor Theatre Perth Tickets
Sunday 21st July Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay Tickets

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PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES

Friday 10th May The Great Escape (Patterns)  Brighton UK Tickets
Saturday 11th May The Great Escape (Aussie BBQ)  Brighton UK Tickets
Monday 13th May Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth Tickets
Tuesday 14th May The Boileroom Guildford Tickets
Wednesday 15th May Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff Tickets
Friday 17th May Stereo Glasgow Tickets
Saturday 18th May The New Adelphi Club Hull Tickets
Sunday 19th May O2 Academy 2 Leicester Tickets
Tuesday 21st May The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Tickets
Wednesday 22nd May Voodoo Belfast Tickets
Thursday 23rd May The Grand Social Dublin Tickets
Saturday 25th May All East Points London Tickets 
Sunday 26th May Yes Fest Manchester Tickets
Tuesday 28th May La Bulle Cafe Lille  Tickets
Thursday 30th May Ancienne Belgique Brussels Tickets
Friday 31st May Best Kept Secret Festival Hilvarenbeek  Tickets
Tuesday 4th June Palladium Koln Supporting Interpol Tickets
Wednesday 5th June Schlachthof Wiesbaden Supporting Interpol Tickets
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July Truck Festival Oxfordshire Tickets
Friday 26th – 28th July Y Not Festival Derbyshire Tickets
Friday 2nd August Krach Am Back Festival Beelen Tickets
Friday 16th – 18th August Summersonic Festival Tokyo & Osaka Ticket

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 

*With special guests Meatbodies & Levitation Room*
Tickets Here

Friday 6th September Slims San Francisco CA
Saturday 7th September Harlow’s Sacramento CA
Monday 9th September The Shakedown Bellingham WA
Tuesday 10th September Fox Cabaret Vancouver BC 
Wednesday 11th September Garfinkles Whistler BC 
Friday 13th September Tractor Tavern Seattle WA 
Saturday 14th September Lose Yr Mind Portland OR
Sunday 15th September Neurolux Boise ID 
Monday 16th September Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT 
Wednesday 18th September Aggie Theatre Fort Collins CO 
Thursday 19th September Larimer Lounge Denver CO 
Friday 20th September Fox Theatre Boulder CO 
Saturday 21st September Lincoln Calling Lincoln NE 
Sunday 22nd September Turf Club Minneapolis ME 
Wednesday 25th September Lincoln Hall Chicago IL 
Thursday 26th September The Loving Touch Detroit, MI
Friday 27th September Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
Saturday 28th September L’esco Montreal QC (Pop Montreal) 
Sunday 29th September Great Scott Boston MA 
Tuesday 1st October Rock & Roll Hotel Washington DC
Wednesday 2nd October 
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
Friday 4th October Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Saturday 5th October Space Ballroom Hamden CT 
Monday 7th October Ace Of Cups Columbus OH 
Tuesday 8th October Mercy Lounge Nashville TN
Thursday 10th October Sister The Bar Albuquerque NM
October 11- 13 Desert Daze Moreno Beach CA 

 UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 
Tickets Here

Friday 18th October Castle & Falcon Birmingham UK
Monday 21st October Portland Arms Cambridge UK
Tuesday 22nd October Electric Ballroom London UK
Thursday 24th October The Sugarmill Stoke-on-Trent UK
Friday 25th October Band On The Wall, Manchester UK
Saturday 26th October The Mash House, Edinburgh UK
Monday 28th October Plug, Sheffield UK
Tuesday 29th October The Haunt, Brighton UK
Thursday 31st October Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Friday 1st November Kavka, Antwerp BE
Saturday 2nd November Tower Musikclub, Bremen DE
Tuesday 5th November Hafenklang, Hamburg DE
Wednesday 6th November Cassiopeia, Berlin DE
Friday 8th November MeetFactory, Prague CZ
Saturday 9th November Exit, Zurich CH
Tuesday 12th November Sala Razzmatazz 3 Barcelona ES
Wednesday 13th November Wurlitzer Ballroom, Madrid ES
Friday 15th November Le Pingouin Alternatif FR
Saturday 16th November Le Point Ephemere, Paris FR

‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ is released Friday 31st May 2019 on What Reality? Records via Caroline Australia

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