The Fifth Wonder of Australia Is Now Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

5.0 out of 5 Stars

This. Is. How. You. Make. Rock. Music!

The new album SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound from Perth’s very own, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, is an absolutely spectacular example of what rock music would sound like if you could create a perfect album based on shredding guitar leads, upbeat rock riffs, personally inspired song lyrics, and a great accompaniment of solid bass lines and drum beats and fills.

This album is a bit of a continuation from their last album And Now For the Whatchamacallit in the sense that the songs are much tighter than their first two albums (or rather a two-part first album??) which highlighted a few songs on each album that journeyed into some of the jam rock genre to showcase their insane abilities on their respective instruments.

The album starts out with what I would likely call an “intro song” called “The Big Dijon” which has a lot of the same sounds of a classic Beatles album or something, and then immediately transitions into a powerhouse rock performance with songs like "Tally-Ho", “Mr. Prism”, “The Terrors”, “Pukebox” and “Mundungus.”

This album is so incredibly good that I already know it will be one of the top contenders for album of the year for 2021, and it may feature more than one entry for song of the year as well.

So, why haven’t you heard of this incredible band from Australia before?

Great question. I actually had never heard of them myself, but since I put this album on, I couldn’t stop listening to it except to go back and listen to their back catalog and be equally impressed.

There is a growing rock scene in Perth, and it is sort of headlined by Tame Impala and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, but, if you ask me, neither of those bands (as good as they are in their own right) hold a candle to the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.

Australia should be known for The Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House, Uluru (formerly known as Ayer’s Rock), the “M.C.G.” (a.k.a. Melbourne Cricket Ground), and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.

“What about AC/DC (or “Acca Dacca”)?” you might ask. Or “surely, they aren’t better than the Bee Gees!” you might think.

Forget it all. Forget everything you know about Australian music. Hell, forget about koalas and kangaroos. 

Here is the new national treasure - well, right after meat pies, I suppose. Nothing beats a great meat pie. Nothing!

The best way I can explain these guys to someone who hasn’t heard them before is to combine Pink Floyd, Portugal. The Man and Cage The Elephant together.

It’s a pretty sweet combination.

I can’t even explain what my favorite tracks are. This is pretty much a perfect album. I can’t imagine too many albums that are even comparable in terms of their sound, their talent, and their ability to make music that is thoroughly enjoyable.

In the last 10 years or so, I can count on 1 hand how many bands have put out an album even close to as good as this.

The band is a 5-piece band consisting of young lads who worked day jobs as tradesmen in their hometown. They have their own record label called What Reality? Records, and they are an absolute force to be reckoned with in the rock industry.

The band is in their mid-20’s, but they create music that harkens some blend of the 70’s and 90’s and smash it together with a modern sound.

I personally think it is a misnomer to claim these guys are creating “psychedelic rock.” They are so talented that they transcend many genre labels, and though they have songs that may fit that nomenclature, most of the music sort of stands alone in some mix of Jazz, surf music, grunge, psychedelic rock and a touch of heavy metal (noting the guitar solos and riffs, fast basslines and insane drumming).

This is the album that you should stop doing whatever you are doing right now and go listen to.

Within 4 songs, I would be willing to bet that you are going to see that I wasn’t just blowing smoke up your butt, and you will realize how good these guys are.

One of the really cool parts about this band is their claymation videos. For this album, they did a "trilogy" story with 3 of their songs which you can check out here: