Live Review and Photos: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets live at Gulliver’s, Manchester (13/09/2018)

Aussie psych rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets graced Manchesters intimate Gullivers last week in a chaotic storm of psychedelic madness.

Opening the evening were Oldham based band Gardenback who have become a favourite amongst our writers. The band were the perfect suit for opening up for the Porn Crumpets with their awesome psych infused garage rock that captivated the audience within minutes of being on stage. Their noisy and powerful set included their latest single ‘Health and Wellbeing’, with its catchy chorus and deeply layered verses, which when brought to the live scene make for an energetic and engaging watch as the trio make for a passionate and invigorating set. Tracks like ‘Call It a Phase’ and the bouncy and energetic ‘Bulldog’ with its haunting baseline further imply that this band mean business. Keep your eyes out for this lot because there is no doubt about the sheer talent and energy that they poses.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets enter the stage with huge applauds. The sold out crowd is instantly engaged into inevitable carnage. Their powerful and thunderous approach to the psych genre fully engross whatever venue they perform within. A triumphant set with a crowd packed like sardines to watch the Perth rockers flip out on stage. Songs like ‘Cornflake’ and ‘Gurzle’ further send the crowd into chaos with a large portion of crazed fans loosing their minds within the trip. This band poses a large and passionate fan base that stretches far and wide and its evident that they have the keys total psych domination.

New single ‘Social Candy’ had the crowd jumping and singing in joy. The fast paced and whirlwind climax of the traffic with its thumping drums and electrifying guitars truly shows the scale of what this band capable of. The track is reminiscent of early King Gizzard tracks such as ‘Head On/Pill’ and ‘Sea of Trees’… on acid (so pretty much pure chaos). Lead vocalist Jack McEwan took note to thank family members in the crowd, showing how connected this band are. The chemistry between the four piece as well as their effortless talents shows how incredibly passionate they are about their music. Constant thanks towards the battered and sweaty crowd further shows how nice these guys are, and how thankful towards the people who have supported them are.

To finally capture this band live was a tremendous experience. The energy produced by both the band and crowd delivered a cataclysmic style of chaos I’ve only seen a handful of times in a venue as small as Gullivers. They don’t just have possibly the best hair in the psychedelic game, but probably some of the best music to match.

Words and photos by Piran Aston

 

 

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