Jack McEwan: “I want to forget every natural convention in guitar playing and find things that are stupid… but actually make it musical!”

Jack McEwan of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
(Image credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns)

It would be fair to say Psychedelic Porn Crumpets would be one of the more unusual names you’ll find in the great encyclopedia of modern rock groups. For that reason alone, they certainly stand out – but similar things can also be said of their hugely distinctive, if not entirely unorthodox, church of noise.

The Australian group have released three albums thus far, but it’s fourth full-length SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound that takes their kaleidoscopic manifestations into new dimensions, sounding a bit like Queens Of The Stone Age and Tame Impala having an intoxicated jam session in the early hours of the morning. It’s rich and potent formula that leaves the listener perplexed and bewildered, hankering for the next bite.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).