Introducing Get To Know… Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Get To Know… Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

We introduce the mind-bending Aussie newcomers alongside their new track ‘Social Candy’.

Hello and welcome to DIY’s new introducing feature, Get To Know… With two new acts a week, the feature pretty much does what it says on the tin: getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.

Recently we’ve got acquainted with new Saddle Creek signing TomberlinDirty Hit-signed superstar-in-waiting No Rome and the soon-to-be-huge Jade Bird Next up, it’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets!

The Aussie psychsters set out their pretty strong mission statement with debut single ‘Cornflake’ last month. As we wrote of the song at the time, it’s “full of big, overblown riffs and heady, woozy interludes,” and ”everything you want from a psych band and brilliantly worthy of a second piece of the pie.”

The band have now shared second track ‘Social Candy’, a similarly mind-bending cut that mixes more traditional psych traits with something sleazier and from the Josh Homme rulebook.

Listen to it and get to know the band via our interview below.

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Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.

PPC enjoy long walks on the beach with our girlfriends, until the acid wears off and we realise we’ve been dragging round a mannequin by the frills in an op shop.

What’s your earliest musical memory?

Absolutely nailing the pots and pans to ‘Are You Gunna Go My Way’ by Lenny Kravitz. Still to this day one of my favourite riffs.

Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)?

Nirvana - ‘Nevermin’d was one of the first records I sat and listened to from start to finish, I remember playing the CD on a PS1 and trying to strum along on a bass guitar that was ten times my size. The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin were all massive influences early on and then when I turned Ten or something I started buying Kerrang magazine, then all I wanted to do was be in a band.

For this project (PPC) the obvious ones like Tame Impala, Tool, Mars Volta all drove me to think and play differently but it was during my university days where I became inundated with bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Wytches, Pond, King Gizzard, Grizzly Bear, Morgan Delt, this ‘new’ psych sound really took hold of my world and accompanied the weekends escapades perfectly, so naturally the music I was creating starting shifting into the stranger realms.

You’re based in Perth - what’s the music scene like there at the moment? Are there other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?

About three years ago it was unreal, it’s still buzzing now but a couple of years back each weekend was Friday, Saturday, Sunday music. There’d be touring bands playing to nobody cause Love Junkies were playing Mojos, or Red Engine Caves were at the Corner Gallery or there’d be an incredible self-organised festival at The Rosemount. Hideous Sun Demon were fresh to the scene as too Old Blood, Spaceman Antics, Dream Rimmy, older bands like Hamjam, Foam, Abbe May, Sugarpuss (now Methyl Ethyl) and Mt Mountain were on regularly and you couldn’t go out without being inspired.

I was too young to see Tame Impala, Pond, Mink Mussel Creek and that innovative psych scene that were kicking around Perth but their sound is still evident, it’s Perth’s sonic gold nugget. Lately bands like Spacey Jane, The Southern River Band, Carla Geneve, Demon Days and Great Gable have been exciting to watch, Koi Child were great when they were about as well. It’s an interesting little culture.

“The music I was creating starting shifting into the stranger realms.”

Who would be your dream collaborator?

I had a dream the other night that me and Cedric from The Mars Volta were drinking together at a house talking about writing an album together, I really hope that comes true. He was also a really good footy player. Otherwise Floating Points would be mad.

Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to in 2018?

Our first international tour is a huge achievement for us. We’ve got 8 dates in the U.K announced and another 4 around Europe that we’re all buzzing for. Then we’re heading off around Australia with our good mates The Southern Rive Band. Can’t wait to sink some frothies with them.

If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?

A T-shirt and a record so we can eat a warm meal. But truthfully if people come to our gigs and enjoy themselves there’s no better feeling than that.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets play their debut shows next month - view the dates below.

SEPTEMBER
12 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 Manchester, Gullivers
14 Glasgow, Broadcast
15 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
17 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
18 Southampton, Heartbreakers
19 London, Shacklewell Arms

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