Methyl Ethel have shared their first new music in eighteen months – the striking new single ‘No. 28’. Co-produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals), in collaboration with the Perth trio’s frontman Jake Webb it is accompanied by a touching and evocative visual created by Olivier Groulx, plus details of tour dates for 2017. ‘No. 28’ finds Methyl Ethel refining sounds and rendering them in 3D, thanks in part to London-based Ford, who has been working with Webb on the follow-up to debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle (originally released in Australia back in the summer of 2015). The pair’s collaboration across the coming release has infused their shoegaze dream-pop palate with electronic flourishes, further evolving Methyl Ethel’s sound from initial EPs ‘Guts’ and ‘Teeth’. For the official video, Methyl Ethel renewed their creative partnership with filmmaker Olivier Groulx (he produced the stunning visuals for ‘Idée Fixe’). Having recently finished a lengthy North American tour with Preoccupations, Methyl Ethel have confirmed 2017 live shows in their native Australia as well as Europe and North America.

METHYL ETHEL TOUR DATES

27 December – WOODFORD, Woodford Folk Festival
29 December – GLENWORTH VALLEY, Lost Paradise Festival
21 January – MELBOURNE, Sugar Mountain Festival
18 February – PERTH, Fremantle Arts Centre Courtyard
23 February – MELBOURNE, Howler
24 February – SYDNEY, Newtown Social Club

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