Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are the latest Australian four-piece band to come out of the rich waters of Perth, and their unique blend of psychedelic melodies and robust riffs is proving to be a popular combination. Their debut album, High Visceral Pt 1, recorded in a decrepit old barn in rural Perth which the band say was the “crux” of finishing the record, is punchy, vibrant and everything you’d want from a psych-rock band.

One thing that can’t be ignored is the bands choice of name. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have, as you can imagine, had some interesting responses to their chosen name, with some fans even attempting to create a physical representation of the randy, acid dropping crumpet. “Some beautiful soul made us a gift which was a circular container wrapped in yellow putty with boggle eyes all over it, when you opened it up there was a picture of some 80s porn star with a note on the back addressed to us, underneath were some crumpets with peacock feathers and a stick of weed, easily the highlight of our careers.”

You can be forgiven for thinking with a name that, the PPC’s are not to be taken seriously. However, the band have big plans, and the determination to match. Once stating they were only 10% of the band they could be, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have a bright future. “I want to spend every waking minute devoted to creating music. Imagine if physicists wrote albums, or high profile athletes who exhaust themselves for moments of greatness. I feel like I write as much as possible but there’s so much interference while creating that it’s almost impossible now to fully shut off from the world and fully immerse yourself into your art.”

As well as their musical determination, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have also created their own label, What Reality? Records. Independence is clearly important to them, and owning their label gives the four-piece 100% ownership of their music, as well as the freedom to release music on their own terms and pursue their own creative interests. “Now the label’s grown a bit we’re fortunate enough to talk terms with labels and work together on what we want rather than being thrown a bone for four people to chew on.” The band also hint that their label may someday be used to sign other up and coming bands, giving other artists the same freedom they’ve enjoyed.

The band’s name probably doesn’t have commercial appeal, but that’s part of their ethos both in choosing names and making music. “Music is so subjective, I know I’m not going to please everyone but as an artist that’s kinda your main objective, else we’d all be writing interpretative gobbledygook that only the creator likes to listen too.” Despite this attitude, the band clearly care deeply about their sound and the reception of their music. “I’m just happy people are listening to it, even though sometimes that’s a bit daunting. You spend months working on an album which you feel so connected too and then it’s no longer ‘yours’ anymore, or you want to change bits right up until the final deadline. I think in an ideal scenario I’d like to have more time with the record before it’s passed on, make sure I’m completely confident with all the tracks and then playing live we’re nailing them.”

Psychedelic Porn Crumpet’s have big things planned for 2019, with their sophomore album dropping in May and plenty more touring throughout the year. The band are also playing two shows at Brighton’s The Great Escape this summer. Despite their big plans, band’s dream to collaborate with The Mighty Boosh’s Vince Noir is still yet to come to fruition. “If he’s ever keen to jam we’d love to get some crimping happening.” Someone get Noel Fielding on the phone, ASAP.