Dr Noggin-Floggin and the Cosmic Toothbrush Festival @ Rosemount Hotel
w/ Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Soukouss Internationale, The Southern River Band, Great Gable, Demon Days, Kitchen People, Ruby May, Marmalade Mama, Moana, Candy Guts, DIY Rainclouds
Saturday, December 23, 2017
What better way to release new music than to put on a festival! Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (pictured above) did not hold back on anything with their first festival effort, including with the name. Dr Noggin Floggin and the Cosmic Toothbrush packed out The Rosemount Hotel on Saturday, filling the backyard and the main room.
The festival opened up with DIY Rainclouds who played some excellent shoegaze style tunes, including their current single Alibi which has been getting some spins on RTRFM. It was a tight set, and one I was definitely impressed by.
Next up was Candy Guts who got raucous in the main room, and Moana who got people dancing with their heavy, tribal style of rock. Marmalade Mama played some cool tunes in the main room, whilst Ruby May played some funky songs to keep you on your toes in the backyard.
Kitchen People were one of my highlights. Playing songs similar in style to Hideous Sun Demon (the bands share members), but with added synth, they really got the crowd into the mood for the acts to come.
Demon Days played their unique style of neo soul in the backyard, and you could see why they’ve been enlisted to support so many artists. FOAM tore up the main room, proving why they are one of WA’s best heavy acts. They really got the crowd headbanging.
Great Gable had people dancing in the backyard, whilst The Southern River Band got people jumping in the main room. They started off the set by crowdsurfing onto the stage, and things only got crazier from there, definitely another highlight for the night.
Soukouss Internationale were the last act on before Psychedelic Porn Crumpets hit the stage, and they did not disappoint. They had everyone dancing with their rhythmic island sounds; being in the backyard, it almost made me feel like I was on an island holiday.
After a great afternoon filled with local bands to discover, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets finally hit the main stage to launch their High Visceral B-Sides EP. The band were all class, and they had people crowdsurfing in no time. The sound was excellent and the band were super tight.
The room was packed full to the brim of people trying to sneak a peek of the Crumpets. Things really went next level when the band played Buzz and the lead single from their EP, Little Moon sounded excellent live. Excitement levels peaked when the band played Cornflake, with the crowd being one of the most excited I’ve seen in a while. There was a healthy mosh, and a lot of crowdsurfing.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets created an excellent festival in the fashion of east coast luminaries King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest, abd The Rosemount was the perfect venue. The local acts were all great, and the set times were designed so that punters could see every band, with was appreciated by all in attendance.
Photos by Adrian Thompson