Methyl Ethel

Live Review: Beyond The Valley Music Festival Day Two, Lardner Park, Victoria (29.12.19)

December 30, 2019

Known for its beautiful sweeping valley, green hills and exotic stage designs, Beyond The Valley’s sixth iteration started off the second day of the festival with a whimper and then a bang as the rising heat and music fused for a memorable day. The constant heat and wait for festival entry seemed to frustrate guests, […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Broncho + Ada Lea – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.06.19)

June 24, 2019

Heading out on a national tour is always a big deal for bands, irrespective of whether it’s their first or thousandth. Selling out said tours is probably always the goal. Touring in support of their third album, Methyl Ethel not only managed to sell out their Enmore Theatre show in Sydney, but sold out the […]

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Why Vanfest sets the bar high for regional festivals

May 28, 2019

Vanfest has drawn to a close for another year, proving itself as one of the best regional festivals Australia has to offer. Taking place in Forbes, a five-hour drive west of Sydney, the festival is a hike to get to but well worth the effort. This year, the line-up included some of Australia’s finest talent […]

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Interview: BROODS (NZ) on their North American tour, family bands and VANFEST.

April 12, 2019

New Zealand brother and sister duo, BROODS, have been jumping from strength to strength since releasing “Bridges” in 2014. Since then, they’ve supported the tours of international superstars such as Taylor Swift, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; collaborated with the likes of Lorde and Tove Lo; and have won numerous ARIA and NZMA awards. This year, their single, […]

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Album Review: Methyl Ethel – Triage (2019 LP)

February 22, 2019

Triage, the third album from Methyl Ethel isn’t coincidentally named. Celebrating three albums, and lead singer Jake Webb’s 30th birthday, the album is a memorial and the capstone on a phase in the band’s journey. Whether that implies Methyl Ethel will be taking a different direction after this, we’re not sure. But what is constant right […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Sydney this October

September 27, 2018

It’s the end of September and we are reaching to grasp the Summer Holidays and Christmas celebration, but just can’t quite get there. Stop reaching for holidays and start grabbing tickets because life doesn’t have to be mundane with great live music around everywhere. Here are nine great gigs in Sydney this October that will […]

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PNAU, Baker Boy, Alex Lahey among winners at the 2018 AIR Awards

July 26, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards took place in Adelaide overnight, with Australian industry gathering at the historic Queen’s Theatre in the city to celebrate independent music, labels and creatives who have accomplished massive things over the last year. Performances stunned, with the likes of Caiti Baker, Bad//Dreems, Stella Donnelly, Baker Boy and Alex The Astronaut doling out impressive numbers on stage, while Dylan […]

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Festival Photos: Splendour in the Grass (Day Two) – North Byron Parklands (21.07.18)

July 23, 2018

Saturday at Splendour saw Australian talent shine with Gang of Youths, Ocean Alley and Methyl Ethel putting on stomper sets, while the international visitors also turned out to play; CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend in particular coming through with memorable sets of live music. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=60497] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original […]

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Skegss join Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival line up this July

May 17, 2018

The return of the Spin Off Festival this year will be bringing the likes of The Wombats, The Jungle Giants and Yungblud through the Adelaide punters in amid the Splendour in the Grass madness, and today, Skegss have joined the bill. The band have already struck up a mad connection with fans right around the country, picking up the mantle […]

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Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher & The Jungle Giants among multiple AIR Award nominees for 2018

April 17, 2018

The 2018 AIR Awards returns to Adelaide this July for its second year in South Australia, coming to the Queen’s Theatre on July 26th. Along with the AIR Awards, the two-day Indie-Con Australia Conference also comes back to Adelaide, hosted by The Hindley on July 26th and 27th, welcoming industry folk from around the country to come […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Downtown (Day One) – Fremantle (06.01.18)

January 9, 2018

The Falls Festival machine headed West over the weekend, bringing another stellar edition of Falls Downtown to Freo. With Glass Animals, Flume, Fleet Foxes, Angus and Julia Stone, Daryl Braithwaite and hometown heroes Methyl Ethel bringing things together on Saturday, punters were assured fun in the sun for sure. Photos by Stuart Sevastos. [print_gllr id=50795] ———- This content has recently been ported from […]

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Festival Photos: Falls Festival (Day Three) – Lorne (30.12.17)

January 3, 2018

“As you were,” Liam Gallagher would say. The Oasis legend came to Lorne for this year’s Falls Festival, alongside The Kooks, Jungle, Methyl Ethel and more ahead of New Year’s Eve, bringing huge sets to the Otway Rainforest. Talk about a gear up to the final day and night of 2017! Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=50502] ———- This […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Erasers + Reef Prince – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (19.05.17)

May 21, 2017

Playing their third sold out night in a row at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, Methyl Ethel treated Melbourne punters to a delightful night of eargasms. Having just toured Europe and a string shows at Groovin The Moo around Australia, the band are no strangers to playing to big crowds. The packed out venue was […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo – Adelaide Showgrounds (28.04.17)

May 1, 2017

Groovin The Moo kicked off in Adelaide on Friday, with the sold-out festival returning hard and fast with another stellar line-up of national and international acts, plus a very controversial petting zoo and an even more scandalous venue change. The day promised drizzling showers and some of the coldest temperatures Adelaide had experienced all year, […]

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Methyl Ethel’s Jake Webb tells us all we need to know about upcoming album, Everything is Forgotten

February 9, 2017

After much anticipation, Methyl Ethel announced their second LP Everything is Forgotten, available on March 3rd. We spoke to Jake Webb to discover the in’s and out’s  and what you can expect of the band’s new LP. First established in 2013, the band began their journey on Triple J Unearthed, sharing their work for music […]

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Hear Joyride’s cover of Methyl Ethel’s “Twilight Driving”

February 7, 2017

As we sit patiently waiting for that full Joyride album to eventuate, the don himself has kicked off a brand new series of music to keep fans happy in the meantime. Putting his own spin on some Australian tunes, the ‘Twilight Driving Series’ is going to be producing some no doubt brilliant gems over the next […]

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Against Me!, The Darkness, Amy Shark & more confirmed for Groovin The Moo 2017

January 31, 2017

Returning for its majestic 13th year this April and May, Groovin The Moo has dropped its line up for 2017 – throwing back to some of our favourite international bands (plus some names primed to be introduced to Australians for the first time), not to mention a class cut of Australian talent in the mix. With […]

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Methyl Ethel announce new album, Everything Is Forgotten, dropping March 3rd

January 30, 2017

Perth’s psychedelic-pop trio Methyl Ethyl have just released the second cut from their upcoming second album, Everything Is Forgotten. The new single titled “Ubu” is a funk-driven journey opening with a fat bass line accompanied by frontman Jake Webb’s fluid vocals, before transforming into an intensely hypnotic, groovy hook about haircuts. It’s playful and tinged with a […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Aussies Abroad: Perth’s Methyl Ethel to tour Europe and North America in March 2017

November 1, 2016

Perth band Methyl Ethel have had an incredible year, travelling the world multiple times over. From Outside Lands in San Francisco to The Great Escape in Brighton, SXSW in Austin Texas to Primavera in Spain and Roskilde in Denmark to Levitation in Chicago – as well as Laneway and Splendour in the Grass here at […]

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Blood Orange, Big Scary, My Disco and more confirmed for Sugar Mountain 2017

October 17, 2016

Sugar Mountain has delivered a stomper line up for 2017 proving once more its status as one of the country’s best celebrations of new music and art from around the world. Names like Blood Orange, Big Scary, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pantha Du Prince immediately jumped out as must-sees, especially considering this Melbourne date is to be Blood Orange’s only […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of May 2016

July 27, 2016

Continuing our look back at our favourite music videos, we turn the spotlight to May, where we became introduced to some more rad artists and their latest visuals; from MOSSY‘s “Ginsberg”, to Modern Baseball‘s brilliant video for “Wedding Singer”, there were definitely all angles covered. Hit ‘play’ and revisit them below! PLAYLIST Tim Wheatley – “78 Benz” […]

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The Avalanches, The Kills & more set for Splendour in the Grass pre-party in Byron Bay

July 11, 2016

Get your Splendour bender off to a good start in a few weeks, with this hectic pre-party scheduled for The Northern in Byron Bay! On July 21st, the official Splendour in the Grass pre-party will take over the venue, with The Avalanches, The Kills, Methyl Ethel, Harts and KLLO (DJ set) all starring on the bill. Tickets are extremely limited for the […]

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Aussies Abroad: Methyl Ethel land first major US tour supporting Preoccupations this October & November

June 15, 2016

Methyl Ethel have been having a dream run overseas in 2016 so far, having won over many more fans in both the UK/Europe as well as in the States off the back of successful shows at The Great Escape, Primavera, London Calling and SXSW so far. Now, the Perth trio are kicking things up another notch […]

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Methyl Ethel land first major US tour, supporting Preoccupations in October & November

June 15, 2016

Methyl Ethel have been having a dream run overseas in 2016 so far, having won over many more fans in both the UK/Europe as well as in the States off the back of successful shows at The Great Escape, Primavera, London Calling and SXSW so far. Now, the Perth trio are kicking things up another notch […]

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