Album Review Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - And Now For The Whatchamacallit

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - And Now For The Whatchamacallit

Every bit the celebratory psych-rock album it strives to be.

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“I was too young to see Tame Impala and that innovative psych scene, but that sound’s still around. It’s like Perth’s gold nugget.” say Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, and they’re not lying - the city’s latest day-trippers sound positively fuzzed-out on their third album.

‘Bill’s Mandolin’ is named after an instrument given to singer Jack McEwan by his Grandfather (which became a tour emblem after the band took it on tour around Europe), and it’s given a fitting tribute as lead single. The track gallops much in the same fashion as the aforementioned Kevin Parker vessel’s own ‘Elephant’. ‘When In Rome’, meanwhile, features sexy, distorted riffs a la Queens of the Stone Age, while the delirious refrains of ’Social Candy’ provide bursts of elation on an album that’s already got it’s head in the clouds.

With jubilant tie-dye riffs and squiggly guitar lines around every corner, ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’ is every bit the celebratory psych-rock album it strives to be.

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