Watch – Methyl Ethel ‘No. 28’

Methyl Ethel have shared their first new music in eighteen months – the striking new single ‘No. 28’ was world premiered last night on triple j’s Good Nights. Co-produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals), in collaboration with the Perth trio’s frontman Jake Webb it is accompanied by a touching and evocative visual, plus details of tour dates for 2017, as seen below.

Written and recorded by Webb, ‘No. 28’ finds Methyl Ethel refining sounds and rendering them in 3D, thanks in part to London-based Ford, who has been working with Webb on the follow-up to debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle (originally released in Australia back in the summer of 2015). The pair’s collaboration across the coming release has infused their shoegaze dream-pop palate with electronic flourishes, further evolving Methyl Ethel’s sound from initial EPs Guts and Teeth.

Having recently finished a lengthy North American tour with Preoccupations, Methyl Ethel have confirmed 2017 live shows in Australia as well as Europe and North America. The trio – Jake Webb plus bassist Thom Stewart and Chris Wright on drums – will headline the cities below. More details here.

Overnight Methyl Ethel also picked up the ‘Best Pop Act’ at the WA Music Awards in Perth.

Stream/Download ‘No. 28’ here.


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29 December – GLENWORTH VALLEY, Lost Paradise Festival [TICKETS]
21 January – MELBOURNE, Sugar Mountain Festival [TICKETS]
18 February – PERTH, Fremantle Arts Centre Courtyard [TICKETS]
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