Methyl Ethel have shared their first new music in eighteen months – the striking new single ‘No. 28’.
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 created by Olivier Groulx, plus details of tour dates for 2017.
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. For the official video, Methyl Ethel renewed their creative partnership with filmmaker Olivier Groulx (he produced the stunning visuals for ‘Idée Fixe’).
Having recently finished a lengthy North American tour with Preoccupations, Methyl Ethel have confirmed 2017 live shows in their native Australia as well as Europe and North America. The trio – Jake Webb plus bassist Thom Stewart and Chris Wright on drums – will below dates. All dates are onsale tomorrow (Friday 4th November) at 9am local time.
21st - Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia [TICKETS]
1st - Oslo, London, 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]