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Song You Need to Know: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, ‘Mr. Prism’

“Mr. Prism” sees WA’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets returning with a stunning piece of surrealistic chaos only they can provide.

Perth rockers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have returned with their first single for the year, sharing the surrealist gem that is “Mr. Prism”.

Releasing their third album, And Now For The Whatchamacallit, in 2019, the group spent the rest of the year touring relentlessly through the UK and Europe before the release of “Mundungus” gave fans an idea of the new material the group were working on.

Now, the band have emerged from the 2020 lockdowns with the enigmatic “Mr. Prism” – a surrealistic psych-rock anthem that showcases the band’s frenetic compositional style.

With the majority of the track written at songwriter Jack McEwan’s Western Australia home, with its origins traced back to the combination of a crazy tour schedule and an unchecked illness.

“After our last tour of Europe I had a plethora of reasons to see a doctor,” McEwan recalled. “First, he thought I had tonsillitis, so prescribed me penicillin, which didn’t help at all. I did Falls Festival over New Year’s and barely got through – turns out I had pneumonia.

“I was pushing through on all sorts of meds until someone offered me the HMS Hunter.S alternative and I realised no matter how sick I’d ever be, I could never turn one down. Mr. Prism (my sickly fun-fuelled fiend of an alter-ego) was born.”

Though it remains to be seen whether “Mr. Prism” serves as the latest taste of a new record from the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, the group are however embarking on an oddity for 2020, having announced their own headline tour.

In addition a support slot alongside Ocean Alley in February of 2021, the group have announced a trio of WA dates which are set to take place next month, with details available below.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ “Mr. Prism” is out now.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Mr. Prism Tour

Friday, September 11th
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Saturday, September 12th
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

Friday, September 18th
Badlands, Perth, WA

Tickets on sale 9am AEST Friday, August 7th through the band’s website

Ocean Alley Australian Tour 2021

With special guests Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Dulcie

Saturday, February 6th (Sold Out)
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, February 7th
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Friday, February 12th (Sold Out)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, February 13th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

Friday, March 5th
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA (18+)

Friday, March 12th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Wednesday, March 24th
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Tickets available through the band’s website