Methyl Ethel are about to release a new EP, Hurts to Laugh and “Majestic AF”, the first release off it, is our Track of the Day. The EP was recorded at the same time as the long-play Triage which was released in 2019. Front-man and the creative force behind Methyl Ethel, Jake Webb, was clearly going through a burst of creativity at the time.
As with all things Methyl Ethel, the song in lyrical content and composition is nuanced, ambiguous and multi-layered. The drums and building crescendo, the falsetto, and lyrics highlight the despair of a loved one living a life that seems to be ignoring what is important.
They do have a run of gigs announced in Australia – but as with all live music at the moment – this might well change.
Thursday 16th April | The Night Cat, Fitzroy, Vic | Sold Out (solo)
Friday 17th April | Mary’s Underground, Sydney, NSW | Sold Out (solo)
Sunday 19th April | Goodwill Club, Perth, WA | Tickets HERE (solo)
Saturday 25th July | Splendour In the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW | Tickets HERE (Sold Out – join wait list)
“Majestic AF” is out now on all platforms. Hurts to Laugh will be released on Friday 10th April, via Dot Dash / Remote Control