For episode two of Tone Deaf‘s latest Face The Music Podcast, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets mastermind Jack McEwan sat down with us to talk us through his origin story.

The podcast turns the spotlight on some of the biggest artists in the music industry today, focusing specifically on their influences, how they got started in the music world, and what some of the obstacles were. Listen here, if you’re keen!

For Jack, a once-regular host of after-school jams in Perth, things all changed when he got a Mac with Ableton software and was able to dictate his own music.

“I became a recluse,” he tells us.

“In school, we would just screw around at my house afterwards….but then I bought a recorder and started doing the drums myself, bass myself – as soon as I got a mac after school and got Ableton, that’s when I just went to town!”

Check out ‘Cornflake’ by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets:

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However, it didn’t take long before the beauty of jamming with a group of like-minded musicians, albeit ones who were a bit older, began to take effect.

“When we started we were going through this NIN (Nine Inch Nails) and Marilyn Manson phase – but then we wanted it to sound more like Nirvana….it’s just good having these reference points, you know?”

The band have gone on to take the world by storm over the course of each new release, with their latest LP  And Now For The Whatchamacallit propelling the band to the main stage of festivals around Australia, tours across the US and regular air-time on Triple J – a station that Jack reveals he expected to be interested in his band.

Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and check out our first episode with Big Scary and No.1 Dad’s frontman Tom Iansek here.

Check out Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ ‘Dezi’s Adventure’:

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