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Triage, the third album by Methyl Ethel. Written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb, mixed by Marta Salogni and mastered by Heba Kadry, Triage was recorded in Webb’s home studio in West Perth, Australia.

With the creation of this album, Webb felt a sense of closure – completing the triptych of his three releases.  Methyl Ethel has always been a surrealist outfit – a dark and obscured expression of life set to the backdrop of dream pop hooks.  But Triage is a more reflective album – one that explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become.

Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb which expands to a five-piece live band that includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.   Methyl Ethel has enjoyed phenomenal successes over the last year.  In Australia, ‘Ubu’ (the hit single from second album Everything Is Forgotten) became an ARIA Accredited Gold single .  The band has clocked up over 46 million streams on Spotify alone and sold out shows in Australia and the UK.

“One of Australia’s most essential current bands.” – Paste
Methyl Ethel is one of Australia’s weirdest, most beguiling bands, with its endlessly creative frontman Jake Webb nimbly leaping between sounds that draw upon classic pop, shoegaze, and R&B.”  – Consequence of Sound
“Choc-a-bloc with hooks and head-nodding electro-pop from the get-go, Methyl Ethel have reached great new heights with this stellar effort.” – NME
“Their finest work yet.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Quite dazzling.” – DIY Magazine

‘Trip the Mains’ is the new single taken from Methyl Ethel’s new album ‘Triage’ out on 4AD Records on February 15th 2019,

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Methyl Ethel will release their third album “Triage” on Friday 15th February 2019.

The album was written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb, recorded in Jake’s home studio in West Perth and mixed at Mute Studio in London with Marta Salogni.

With his thirtieth birthday, and the ceremonial cap on three records and three EP’s, Webb felt a sense of closure in the making of Triage. Methyl Ethel has always been a surrealist outfit – a dark and obscured expression of life set to the backdrop of dream pop hooks. But Triage is a more reflective album – one that explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become.

Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb. As a live band it expands to a five piece and includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond. 

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Methyl Ethel has enjoyed phenomenal successes over the last years. ‘Ubu’ became an ARIA Accredited Gold single earlier this year off the back of landing at #4 in triple j’s 2017 Hottest 100. The band have clocked up over 25 million Spotify streams alone and all of their tour dates in Australia and the UK since 2016 have sold out.

released February 15th, 2019

All songs written and recorded by Jake Webb 

All instruments played by Jake Webb 

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.

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Methyl Ethel share ‘Scream Whole’; the first new music from the Perth act since their second record Everything Is Forgotten was released in March 2017.

Premiered yesterday on Australia radio station triple j’s Drive with Veronica & Lewis show, ‘Scream Whole’ is a nimble art-rock cut which Jake Webb describes as, “That cold sweat.  That swollen throat.  That sick feeling bubbling up from your guts.  When midday moves dredge suppressed memories that scream for closure.  What to do?”

The video was premiered via Consequence Of Sound – ““What’s the point/ Undo, undo again,” Webb wails against crystalline synths that electrify the senses and, upon disappearing, conjure a sense of chilly, awestruck isolation. Each word feels careful and deliberate, emerging with a concentrated effort from Webb’s mouth, which, fittingly, serves as the centerpiece of “Scream Whole‘s accompanying video. By the time the song descends into its woozy, drunken bridge, it’s stained in dirt and restrained with rope.”

Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb with a five-piece live band that includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.  Methyl Ethel has enjoyed phenomenal success in its native Australia in recent years.  ‘Ubu’  along with fellow Everything Is Forgotten single ‘Drink Wine’.  Methyl Ethel also won in the Best Album and Best Pop Act categories in 2017

‘Scream Whole’ is the new single from Methyl Ethel. Out now on 4AD Records:

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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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A lone glam-rock astronaut floating deep into the outer reaches of his own mind, For Fans of: T. Rex, Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, Tame Impala

The latest act from Australia to make waves in the Northern Hemisphere is this trio from Perth — a noteworthy success story at this year’s CMJ festival despite having zero U.S. label backing. They’re already getting even bigger cosigns Down Under, where Melbourne’s own Courtney Barnett is taking them out as an opening act in January of 2016. Frontman Jake Webb spent a solitary summer recording their debut album, Oh Inhuman Spectacle, almost entirely on his own in a house a couple of hours south of Perth in a remote coastal town. “I find it difficult to work on things when there’s anyone in earshot,” he says. “If I’m as isolated as possible, I can go completely crazy and work on things until they evolve.”

Webb met Thom Stewart and Chris Wright, who round out Methyl Ethel’s live lineup, through Perth’s thriving rock scene. “It’s a real tight-knit community,” says Stewart. Their friendship with local stars Tame Impala came in handy earlier this year, when Methyl Ethel played a show at the club where Wright usually works as a sound mixer. “I didn’t think to book anyone [to cover for me] that night, so we were stuck for a sound guy,” Wright says. “We paid [Tame Impala leader Kevin Parker] 50 bucks to come and mix us. It was his first time mixing — he was a little nervous, I think!” “He did a good job, though,” Webb adds with a laugh.

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