Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

METHYL ETHEL


Influences

DHAP, lomax, PG/KS/SR


Bio

Born in the heat of the Australian summer, ‘Rogues’ is the first piece of stream of conscious pop to surface from Methyl Ethel’s forthcoming debut album. Both sweet and volatile like the ketone compound namesake of Jake Webb’s formless expanding musical alter ego, the song was recorded shortly after inception in the regional south west over a 24 hour period in the doorless room of an old shopfront in Fremantle that he was living in at the time. In his words “the guitar hook just seemed to fit the song and my housemate at the time remarked how that was what he had also been hearing in his head. It was very, very hot in that house.”

Developing his ambient and textural guitar sound playing with the likes of Sugarpuss, Rabbit Island and Grace Woodroofe. Jake Webb established Methyl Ethel in 2013 as an outlet for his adventures in reverb soaked home recording. Built from the ground up in various bedrooms, friends’ studios and quiet caverns, the exceptional EP diptych "Guts" and Teeth" were released in quick succession and explore themes of anxiety, disillusionment and stasis. The intricate tapestries of melody, dripping with lush eccentricity, ascended through the ether of the blogoshpere and airwaves with Indie Shuffle, Happy, triple j, FBI and RTRFM amongst others all taking, and making, note.
Live the band is an audio-visual journey into pop experimentalism with a rotating cast of Perth's indie illuminati; often including members of Dianas, Rabbit Island and Dead Owls. Never failing to impress the band has supported the likes of The Holidays and Thief, played RTRFM's Radiothon Party, sold out headline shows and performed at the State Of The Art Festival, all within mere months of existence. This is the ground floor of a mythical construction of endless possibility and scope.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

15 Mar 2015

Triple J
35

On the strength of this breezy number, I'm looking forward to hearing their album soon. They will be supporting San Cisco through May too.

On the strength of this breezy number, I'm looking forward to hearing their album soon. They will be supporting San Cisco through May too.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Sep 2014

Triple J
40

I've been a big fan of Jake's stuff whatever guise it comes under and this new Methyl Ethel tune is a true beaut winner. Got a nice amount of strangeness but it can't hide the easy charms of it all.

I've been a big fan of Jake's stuff whatever guise it comes under and this new Methyl Ethel tune is a true beaut winner. Got a nice amount of strangeness but it can't hide the easy charms of it all.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

06 Aug 2014

Triple J
40

Big Methyl Ethel fan right here. This was a slow burner for me but its woozy, dreamy vibe has totally won me over.

Big Methyl Ethel fan right here. This was a slow burner for me but its woozy, dreamy vibe has totally won me over.