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Carla Geneve is a singer songwriter from Perth, Western Australia, Her new album will also include previous singles ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover’ and ‘The Right Reasons’, both of which were released last year. In an additional statement, Geneve described the album as “very much a way for me to make sense of and explain my emotions to myself”. “These songs came at a time that I was coming to terms with the positives and negatives of medication, as well as the reality of having to gather the mental strength to push through hardship,” she explained.

The new track, ‘Dog Eared’, is a scorching rock number inspired by the enthusiasm of Geneve’s music students.

“I was driving home one night and I felt so excited and full of energy for music, and I guess life in general. I didn’t really know why but I realised it was because I had been in a room of teenagers playing music with the pure, raw emotion that most people grow out of as you enter adulthood,” Geneve said in a statement. “I had taken some of that recklessness and it felt incredibly nostalgic. I dictated the words to ‘Dog Eared’ into my phone. It took me a while to finish the music because I really wanted to get it moving a bit more than my other songs. Capture a bit of that violence that I mostly stay away from on this record.” “Dog Eared” is a crushing piece of rock that sits in perfect contrast to recent single, “The Right Reasons”.

Geneve crafted “Learn To Like It” over a couple of years in between prolific touring and a period that was marked by adolescence, heartache and coming to terms with mental illness. The 22-year old says writing the largely biographical record was a method of processing and finding strength through vulnerability, saying it was “very much a way for me to make sense of and explain my emotions to myself.”

“These songs came at a time that I was coming to terms with the positives and negatives of medication, as well as the reality of having to gather the mental strength to push through hardship.”


Learn To Like It, my debut album, is out everywhere Fri April 23rd via Dot Dash/Remote Control Records

Carla Geneve

Carla Geneve released her debut self-titled EP on Friday 7th June via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.

Carla explains the meaning behind latest single, ‘Yesterday’s Clothes’ – “Yesterday’s Clothes is about falling out of love with someone and feeling guilty about it. I wrote it at time when I was burning the candle at both ends and had no energy left to try to deal with the end of a relationship. Most of the words came when I was doing a long drive back from some gig or another in regional Western Australia. I’d been up all night and had to be somewhere the next day, so I hadn’t had a shower or changed clothes. When you’re on your own driving for hours and hours it’s hard to avoid thinking about stuff that you don’t want to, so I guess I wrote the song to try to come to terms with my thoughts and situation.”


With a captivating live show and relatable lyricism, Carla Geneve burst onto the WA scene in 2017. After being hailed by Pilerats as one of their ’18 Artists to Watch in 2018’, her debut single ‘Greg’s Discount Chemist’ was released to overwhelming support including love from radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed . The single was the #1 most played track in Perth community radio station RTRFM.
After releasing her second single ‘Listening’ and garnering praise for her showcases at BIGSOUND, Carla Geneve has landed back-to-back grand prizes at the coveted West Australian Music Song of the Year awards. the Albany-born country rock artist took out the top gong with her song 2001, which was inspired by the Stanley Kubrick classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Geneve also won the Rock category with 2001 and the Folk category with Things Change. Her album was released June 7th, 2019.

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To celebrate the new single and EP Methyl Ethel will be supporting Peter, Bjorn & John on their American tour dates throughout March and April. On return to Australia, Methyl Ethel will tour in solo mode at intimate venues in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

“Hurts To Laugh” marks the ongoing output of Methyl Ethel producer and multi-instrumentalist Jake Webb’s restless mind. Time and again he’s proven that while there’s no distinction between music and art, psychologically speaking there is a difference between feeling and emotion. One is a conscious response to a set of circumstances, the other is the unconscious conditions of our very being that only occasionally surfaces through feelings. Hurts To Laugh excavates this ambiguous site, implied by its very title. You can laugh so hard it hurts – pure joy. Or laugh despite the pain – despair. These paradoxes run throughout the EP, as well as everything that came before.

‘Majestic AF’ stumbles into its bubbling oscillator and analogue polyrhythms, while a kick-free drumbeat marches right into an atonal synth melody supporting Webb’s equally idiosyncratic falsetto.


Hurts To Laugh was recorded at the same time as 2019’s..via Dot Dash / Remote Control.

releases April 10th, 2020

The most impressive thing about Jake Webb’s musical project, Methyl Ethel, is how consistent the quality of music is. Have you ever listened to a Methyl Ethel song you didn’t like? Think about it. Also, while you’re thinking, how ’bout the fact that no one’s ever seen Nicholas Cage and Marilyn Manson in the same room at the same time? Exactly. ‘Scream Whole’ is the first single off Methyl Ethel’s upcoming record, Triage, out Friday 15th February, 2019.