METHYL ETHEL – ” Ubu “

Posted: March 6, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Today sees the release of Everything Is Forgotten, the new album by Australian band Methyl Ethel.

Those in the know back in Australia have been talking up Methyl Ethel for quite some time. Their home city of Perth has a way of breeding artists both talented — it’s given us Tame Impala, The Drones, and The Triffids, amongst others — and also somewhat odd. Methyl Ethel’s singer/mastermind Jake Webb definitely ticks both boxes. This is a polished, sparkling record that’s often startlingly radio-friendly — lead single “Ubu” is so catchy but it also comes with an undercurrent of strangeness.

Methyl Ethel’s second full-length, the record is a vivid, compelling and mysterious creature, all curvaceous pop nuggets and enigmatic currents.  Written and recorded by Perth-based frontman Jake Webb, it was brought to life by acclaimed British producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals).  The pair’s collaboration has infused Methyl Ethel’s shoegaze dream-pop palate with electronic and polyrhythmic flourishes, allowing Webb’s keening, gender-fluid vocals and searing poetry to take centre stage.

“A mind brimming with ideas and inspirations” – FasterLouder (9/10)
“One can only stand back and gawp at the strength of Webb’s songwriting here, the talent pouring from these tracks… a tight, exciting, stonker of an album.” – Loud & Quiet (8/10)
“By turns weighted and buoyant, half darkness and half shimmering light.” – DIY ****

Everything Is Forgotten

catch them live at the Bodega Social Rooms,

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