They’re touring their batshit pop throughout February and March
Jessie Atkinson
12:15 18th January 2019

‘Keen For Kick Ons?’ We don’t know what that means or what it implies, but if Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are serving it, we’re dining out. Today, the Aussie psych-lords are buttering us up with another mad single, this time, a semi-autobiographical guitar story about singing Queen drunk. 

Dancing hairily behind another batshit collaged cover, this latest offering goes in on the fuzzed guitars as usual, but this time brings in a melody that’s more reminiscent of eighties power ballads than futuristic non-sequiturs. 

That’s because this tune is, according to frontman Jack McEwan, about a real-life occurrence - at least in part. ‘Keen For Kick Ons?’ tells the story of getting pissed on the job and singing Queen badly enough so as to be fired. It’s woven in with a more crazy story, but that’s the thrust. 

The new psych-pop party starter could totally pass as drunk Queen, and to that, we’ll raise our hairbrushes ready to sing into - if only we could play our guitars as well.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets tour the UK this February, and the USA in March. Dates below: 

UK tour

FEBRUARY
20 - Bristol, Thekla - TICKETS
21 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22 - Newcastle, The Cluny
23 - Manchester, YES - TICKETS
25 - Oxford, The Bullingdon - TICKETS
26 - Brighton, Green Door Store
27 - London, Dingwalls
28 - Southampton, The Loft
9-11 - Brighton, The Great Escape

US Tour (with Frankie & The Witch Fingers)

MARCH
2 - Milwaukee WI, Cactus Club
3 - Chicago IL, Empty Bottle
4 - Cleveland OH, Beachland Tavern
6 - Brooklyn NY, Knitting Factory
7 - Philadelphia PA, Kung Fu Necktie
8 - Washington D.C., Pearl St Warehouse
9 - Atlanta GA, The EARL
10 - New Orleans LA, Gasa Gasa
13-16 - Austin TX, SXSW
19 - Phoenix AZ, Yucca Tap Room
20 - Los Angeles CA, Telegram Ballroom
21 - San Diego CA, Casbah
23 - San Francisco CA, The Independent


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