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Methyl Ethel - New Single 'Trip The Mains' Out Now
Methyl Ethel : New Single 'Trip The Mains' Out Now
17th January 2019

Late last year, Australian psych-pop band Methyl Ethel announced their forthcoming album; Triage, out next month.  Today, they share the single and accompanying video for ‘Trip The Mains’.  Methyl Ethel principal Jake Webb says of the track, “behind every eye-twitch, a depleted mainframe barely pulses. ‘Trip The Mains’ is my moment of short circuiting.”  The video features Webb suspended in time, defying the laws of gravity, and crashing into beds in this abstract fantasy directed by Matt Sav.  Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track; read their write-up here

+ 'Trip The Mains' is out now on all streaming services +

Methyl Ethel will release Triage on February 15 and it marks the Perth, Australia band’s third album.  It was written, produced and performed by lead singer Jake Webb, mixed by Marta Salogni and mastered by Heba Kadry.  The album was recorded in Webb’s home studio in West Perth and is available for pre-order today.

+ You can pre-order Triage by Methyl Ethel via 4AD Store here +
+ You can pre-order, and pre-save, on all other platforms here +

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.  As a live band it expands to a five-piece and includes Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.  You can find all details and ticket links below.

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]

7th - Field Day, London, UK

* with Teen