Methyl Ethel play 'in the round' shows in Melbourne and Sydney in July.
Two years removed from their last studio album ('Triage'), art rockers Methyl Ethel return with new single 'Neon Cheap', an expansive, progressive serving of delicious indie pop.
It's like MGMT spent time hanging with Paul Simon's 'Graceland' before sharing studio time with Talking Heads adding a splash of tropical, jungle-flavoured rave for good measure.
"Picture yourself scrolling, mind-numbingly at 3am. Now, instead of scrolling, you're traipsing some Vegas-like strip," details Methyl Ethel's Jake Webb – the songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who fronts the WA band.
"All the events and people you'd normally read about are there as you walk around, inoculated, casually observing. For me, this is 'Neon Cheap'."
Recently signed to Future Classic ("We're delighted to be working with Jake in this vital period of his art practice." - Nathan McLay, Future Classic's CEO and Founder), 'Neon Cheap' was written and produced during a creative period that will constitute a new body of work for Methyl Ethel.
With two sold-out Perth shows with Pond later this month, Methy Ethel will head east for two shows (in the round) in Melbourne and Sydney in July with Jake joined by his seven-piece band for an immersive and hypnotic live experience.