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.

Rating:

“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.

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Theatrical and aesthetically-minded, Walt Disco aren’t just thinking about making brilliantly weird pop music - they’re concentrating on the whole expressive package.

Class of 2020: girl in red

Class of 2020: girl in red

A queer icon in the making, a forward-thinking eco champion and possessor of a 400k-strong army of online fans, Marie Ulven is the modern pop star 2020 is calling out for.

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Class of 2020: Biig Piig

Fusing intimate music with buckets of personality and a multicultural background, this Piig’s got Biig plans.