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Methyl Ethel - New Album 'Everything Is Forgotten', Plus 'Ubu' Video
Methyl Ethel : New Album 'Everything Is Forgotten', Plus 'Ubu' Video
23rd January 2017

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 3rd March, 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 shoegaze 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 Jarry’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 Jarry. Check out ‘Ubu’ here, or in the player below.

Everything Is Forgotten, released 3rd March, is available to pre-order now.
Pre-order from 4AD on limited edition magenta vinyl, and CD, here.
Pre-order from all digital services here.

Methyl Ethel - Everything Is Forgotten
CAD 3701

1. Drink Wine
2. Ubu
3. No. 28
4. Femme Maison/One Man House
5. L'Heure des Sorcières
6. Act Of Contrition
7. Groundswell
8. Hyakki Yakō
9. Summer Moon
10. Weeds Through The Rind
11. Schlager

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 1st March.

18th – Fremantle Arts Centre Courtyard, Perth, Australia [TICKETS]
23rd – Howler, Melbourne, Australia [TICKETS]
24th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia [TICKETS]

1st – Oslo, London, UK [TICKETS]
2nd – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK [TICKETS]
3rd – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
4th – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
5th – Bodega, Nottingham, UK [TICKETS]
7th – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK [TICKETS]
9th – Badaboum, Paris, France [TICKETS]
11th – Trix Bar, Antwerp, Belgium [TICKETS]
12th – Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
13th – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany [TICKETS]
14th – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
16th – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark [TICKETS]
29th – Soda Bar, San Diego CA, US [TICKETS]
31st – Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]

1st – Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
3rd – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
4th – Barboza, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
5th – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
7th – Neurolux, Boise ID, US [TICKETS]
8th – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT, US [TICKETS]
9th – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver CO, US [TICKETS]
12th – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
13th – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
15th – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS]
18th – Great Scott, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
20th – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY, US [TICKETS]
21st – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
22nd – DC9, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]