Announce New Album
Everything Is Forgotten
+ Tour Dates
Methyl Ethel by Anna Victoria Best
[L-R: Thom Stewart, Jake Webb, Chris Wright]
Methyl Ethel have announced details of their new album, Everything Is Forgotten, alongside a new track and video, plus European and north American tour dates.
Released on March 3rd, Everything Is Forgotten is a vivid, compelling and mysterious creature, all sinewy, curvaceous pop nuggets and enigmatic currents. Written and recorded by Perth-based frontman Jake Webb, the album was brought to life by acclaimed British producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals). As demonstrated by last year’s single ‘No. 28’, the pair’s collaboration has infused Methyl Ethel’s shoe gaze dream-pop palate with electronic and polyrhythmic flourishes, allowing Webb’s keening, gender-fluid vocals and searing poetry to take centre stage.
Following ‘No. 28’ is ‘Ubu’, a frenetic pop song inspired by Alfred Jarre’s surrealist play Ubu Roi. A self-portrait of self-flagellation and guilt, its companion video, directed by Paxi, takes some of its absurdist cues from Jarre. Check out ‘Ubu’ below or hear the audio here.
Methyl Ethel – ‘Ubu’
Directed by Paxi
Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten
1. Drink Wine
3. No. 28
4. Femme Maison/One Man House
5. L’Heure des Sorcières
6. Act Of Contrition
8. Hyakki Yakō
9. Summer Moon
10. Weeds Through The Rind
Methyl Ethel will leave their native Australia for the northern hemisphere this Spring, with the quartet – Jake Webb plus bassist Thom Stewart, drummer Chris Wright and Hamish Rahn on keys and guitar – beginning their two month tour at Oslo, London on March 1st.
1 March – LONDON, Oslo [TICKETS] 2 March – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club [TICKETS] 3 March – GLASGOW, King Tuts [TICKETS] 4 March – MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute [TICKETS] 5 March – NOTTINGHAM, Bodega [TICKETS] 7 March – BRIGHTON, Green Door Store [TICKETS]
9 March – PARIS, Badaboum [TICKETS] 11 March – ANTWERP, Trix Bar [TICKETS] 12 March – AMSTERDAM, Upstairs @ Paradiso [TICKETS] 13 March – HAMBURG, Molotow [TICKETS] 14 March – BERLIN, Kantine am Berghain [TICKETS] 16 March – COPENHAGEN, Stengade [TICKETS] 29 March – SAN DIEGO, CA, Soda Bar [TICKETS] 31 March – LOS ANGELES, CA, Bootleg Theater [TICKETS] 1 April – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Swedish American Hall [TICKETS] 3 April – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge [TICKETS] 4 April – SEATTLE, WA, Barboza [TICKETS] 5 April – VANCOUVER, BC, The Cobalt [TICKETS] 7 April – BOISE, ID, Neurolux [TICKETS] 8 April – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Kilby Court [TICKETS] 9 April – DENVER, CO, Lost Lake Lounge [TICKETS] 12 April – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7th Street Entry [TICKETS] 13 April – CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle [TICKETS] 15 April – TORONTO, ON, The Garrison [TICKETS] 18 April – BOSTON, MA, Great Scott [TICKETS] 20 April – BROOKLYN, NY, Baby’s All Right [TICKETS] 21 April – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Boot & Saddle [TICKETS] 22 April – WASHINGTON, DC, DC9 [TICKETS]