“A highly promising debut.” – Q
“Plays like a brain chemistry experiment gone horribly right.” – Rolling Stone
“Methyl Ethel makes dream-pop for insomniacs – shadowy, nocturnal music whose surface shimmer barely conceals the fidgety, restless soul lurking underneath.” - Pitchfork
Today marks the global release of Oh Inhuman Spectacle, the crepuscular debut album by Australian trio Methyl Ethel. To celebrate, the band have launched a video to their latest single ‘Twilight Driving’.
Borne out of the remote fringes of Perth, Western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. Like 4AD peers Grimes and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Oh Inhuman Spectacle was crafted in isolation where Webb wrote, played and recorded everything, with fellow Perth residents Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) recruited to bring the songs to life on stage.
Methyl Ethel are currently on their maiden UK and European tour, with a number of shows in London and Brighton within the next week. Find all dates below.
21st - Bleach @ The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
22nd – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, UK [Free entry]
23rd – Old Blue Last, London, UK [Free entry]
25th – La Fleche D’Or, Paris, France
26th – Merleyn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
27th – La Maison Des Musiques, Brussels, Belgium
28th – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1st - 5th – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
25th -2nd July – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
14th - 17th – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
22nd - 24th – Splendour In The Grass Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
28th - 31st – UMS, Denver CO, US
5th - 7th – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco CA, US
2nd - 4th – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK