Track: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets release new single, Pukebox



The latest offering from their upcoming fourth album, the Porn Crumpets’ concoct a barnstorming, guitar-heavy implosion with new single Pukebox. At just over 3 minutes, Pukebox has a similarly relentless momentum to their recent single Tally Ho, though featuring an altogether more off-kilter, affecting fret wizardry. The track’s succinct but elevated Porn Crumpets’ psych-serenade marks their symbiosis as a phenomenally tightly developed group, frontman Jack McEwan’s honed songwriting talent, and their new era on SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound.

Artwork for forthcoming LP SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound.

Although it’s sonics were the new album’s first influence, Pukebox‘s beginnings were sketched previously, shelved until now, as it didn’t “fit the style of our previous albums.”, McEwan explains. The inspiration for the track is as surreal and absurd- practically Kafkaesque- as any of McEwan’s previous lyrical odysseys. McEwan tells the story of Pukebox:

I wrote the first part in first person, talking about my time at home drinking moonshine and wondering who else was doing the same. Then I compared that in the second verse with a secondary version of myself who I wrote about as a character, a little bit lost, waking up with a hangover in random cities trying to find a meaning while it sailed right past me. Both unaware of each other’s existence while slowly going mad through repetitive consumption.”

Concluding 2020 with a grand return to their audience, the Crumpets were able to play live once again thanks to the easing of Western Australia’s restrictions. They also look ahead to their headline show at Mini Fest at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 16th January and a national tour with Ocean Alley later this year.

Listen to Pukebox here, and pre-order/save upcoming album SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound-released February 5th on Marathon artists.

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