“Polymath prince Jake Webb has landed a perfect triple axel with Methyl Ethel’s album, Triage. It’s the WA band’s third faultless LP, a record that signs off on a songwriting chapter where Webb “got obsessed with a lot of theory, essentially the core of it is trying to discover what it is about songs and why they work.” And, oh they work.” – Herald Sun ★★★★★
“It’s another impressive assortment of psychedelic, new-wave pop.” – Beat
“’Real Tight’ is one of the most pop-adjacent tracks he’s ever made, complete with a swelling chorus and some of the most achingly personal lyrics in the Methyl Ethel canon.” – Noisey
“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….and now the CoSigned act is back with a thrilling new song.” – 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.” – DIY★★★★
“Triage is a diverse and dynamic fringe-pop triumph.” – X-Press
“Triage sees Methyl Ethel craft another album of intricately crafted alternative dreamy pop, utilising a wider range of synth sounds than before to amazing effect, with melodies shimmering and cutting through the mix.” – RTR FM
“Triage is a spectrum of colour and abstract character, stained with a unique personality. Thanks to this approach, Triage is the finest work from Methyl Ethel yet.”– The Line Of Best Fit
Pscyhe-pop band Methyl Ethel have just announced a huge national tour in support of their new recordTriage. Presented by triple j, Monster, Secret Sounds and Dot Dash – the Triage album tour in June will see Methyl Ethel playing The Astor (Perth), The Forum Theatre (Melbourne), The Enmore Theatre(Sydney), The Gov (Adelaide) and The Triffid (Brisbane) making it the band’s largest tour to date! Full dates and ticketing details are below.
Triage is released today via Dot Dash / Remote Control and marks the Perth artist’s third album. It was written, produced and performed by Jake Webb, mixed by Marta Salogni and mastered by Heba Kadry. The album was recorded in Webb’s home studio in West Perth.
To further celebrate the release of Triage, Jake Webb will be treating fans to free solo in-stores at Red Eye Records (Sydney), Jet Black Cat (Brisbane), Polyester (Melbourne) and Mills Records (Fremantle) starting tonight! The in-stores are all ages and free. Space will be limited.
Methyl Ethel is the musical project of Jake Webb. As a live band it expands to a five piece and includesThomStewart, ChrisWright, Lyndon Blue and JacobDiamond. MethylEthel has enjoyed phenomenal successes over the last years. In their home country of Australia, ‘Ubu’ became an ARIA Accredited Gold single earlier this year off the back of landing at #4 in triple j’s 2017 Hottest 100. The band have clocked up over 46 million streams on Spotify alone and all of their tour dates in Australia and the UK since 2016 have sold out.
Triage Album Tour
Presented by triple j, Monster, Secret Sounds & Dot Dash
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March – A Festival Called Panama, Launceston
2019 International Tour Dates
Thursday 14th March – Heaven, London, UK *
Tuesday 19th March – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA *
Wednesday 20th March – Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA *
Friday 22nd March – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR *
Saturday 23rd March – Barboza, Seattle, WA *
Monday 25th March – Schubas, Chicago, IL *
Wednesday 27th March – TheGarrison, Toronto, ON *
Friday 29th March – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY *
Saturday 30th March – DC9, Washington, DC *
Thursday 23rd May – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
Friday 24th May – Blue Shell, Cologne, DE
Saturday 25th May – Point Ephemere, Paris, FR
Tuesday 28th May – Botanique – Witloof Bar, Brussels, BE
Wednesday 29th May – Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Sunday 2nd June – The Exchange, Bristol, UK
Monday 3rd June – YES, Manchester, UK
Tuesday 4th June – King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
Wednesday 5th June – Brudenell Social Club – Main Room, Leeds, UK
Thursday 6th June – Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Friday 7th June – Field Day, London, UK
* supported by Teen
Triage – White Vinyl
Available exclusively via your local indie record store.
Triage – Blue Vinyl
Artist First + Bandcamp exclusive colour
Triage – Black Vinyl
Available via Music Glue with bonus signed RSD 2017 7″ (limited quantities)
Available via JB Hi-Fi with free t-shirt (limited quantities)
Triage – Cassette Tape
Available via Artist First + Bandcamp + Music Glue + JB Hi-Fi + your local record store!