4AD home

Methyl Ethel - New Album 'Triage' Out Today
Methyl Ethel : New Album 'Triage' Out Today
15th February 2019

Triage, the third album by Methyl Ethel is released today.  Written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb, mixed by Marta Salogni and mastered by Heba Kadry, Triage was recorded in Webb’s home studio in West Perth, Australia.

+ You can order Triage by Methyl Ethel via 4AD Store here +
+ You can order on all other platforms here +

"One of Australia’s most essential current bands." - Paste
"Methyl Ethel is one of Australia's weirdest, most beguiling bands, with its endlessly creative frontman Jake Webb nimbly leaping between sounds that draw upon classic pop, shoegaze, and R&B."  - Consequence of Sound
​​​​​​​"Choc-a-bloc with hooks and head-nodding electro-pop from the get-go, Methyl Ethel have reached great new heights with this stellar effort." NME
"Their finest work yet." - The Line of Best Fit
"Quite dazzling." - DIY Magazine

With the creation of this album, Webb felt a sense of closure – completing the triptych of his three releases.  Methyl Ethel has always been a surrealist outfit – a dark and obscured expression of life set to the backdrop of dream pop hooks.  But Triage is a more reflective album – one that explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become.  

Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb which expands to a five-piece live band that includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.   Methyl Ethel has enjoyed phenomenal successes over the last year.  In Australia, ‘Ubu’ (the hit single from second album Everything Is Forgotten) became an ARIA Accredited Gold single after reaching #4 in triple j’s 2017 Hottest 100.  The band has clocked up over 46 million streams on Spotify alone and sold out shows in Australia and the UK.

After next month’s brief UK and North American tour, Methyl Ethel will visit Europe in May with new tour dates on sale from today.  They return to their native Australia for their largest ever headline tour.  Visit methylethel.com for ticket details. 

March 2019
14th - Heaven, London, UK [TICKETS]
19th - The Echo, Los Angeles CA, US* [TICKETS]
20th - Café Du Nord, San Francisco CA, US* [TICKETS]
22nd - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, US* [TICKETS]
23rd - Barboza, Seattle WA, US* [TICKETS]
25th - Schubas, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
27th - The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS]
29th - Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY, US* [TICKETS]
30th - DC9, Washington DC, US* [TICKETS]

May 2019
23rd - Molotov, Hamburg, Germany
24th - Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
25th - Point Ephemère, Paris, France
27th - Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
28th - Botanique - Witloof Bar, Brussels, Belgium
29th - Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 2019
2nd - The Exchange, Bristol, UK
3rd - YES, Manchester, UK
4th - King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
5th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
6th - Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, UK
7th - Field Day, London, UK
15th - The Astor, Perth, Australia
21st - Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
22nd - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
27th - The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
28th - The Triffid, Brisbane, Australia

* with Teen