Psychedelic band hits Victoria Park Twilight Trios outdoor concert

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

PSYCHEDELIC Porn Crumpets aim to capture attention with not just their name but also their music.

Lead singer Jack McEwan said the name was born while jamming with fellow Perth band Moana.

“I liked the name Porn Crumpets and she (lead singer Moana Lutton) added Psychedelic,” he said.

“It’s weird and quirky. I’m a fan of The Mighty Boosh and so I thought it was something that belonged in that world.”

The psychedelic-influenced band will play at the second of the Town of Victoria Park’s Twilight Trios outdoor concerts at Harold Rossiter Park in East Vic Park on Sunday.

The concert is a free all-age gig specifically for young people and there will be a pop-up bar open to over-18s during the evening.

McEwan said the band would play songs from its first album High Visceral, which was released last year, as well as new songs.

“We’ll be playing 18 or 19 tracks during two 45-minute sets and we are looking forward to it,” he said.

“Whether we play to three people or 1000 people, we try to perform the same show.”

McEwan said the band had been influenced by classic rock bands Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, as well as Perth band Tame Impala.

“To see a band like Tame Impala play around the world is fantastic and it’s quite inspiring,” he said.

“I remember jumping the fence to see acts like Bjork at The Big Day Out when I was 14 but when I was older I’d check out the local scene.”

McEwan said the band was mixing and mastering its second album, which was due for release in April.

“As a band we learnt a lot about production and music software from working on our first album,” he said.

“We were going to include some older songs on the album but they were not as evolved, so I’ve picked out the best from the past year.

“The songs are definitely weirder and quirkier.”

McEwan said a highlight of 2016 was listening to their song Cornflake being played on Triple J.

“I had to ask for a break at the bar I was working at to run into my car to listen,” he said.