Perth gets hot. Scorching hot. The sort of heat that melts your brain like butter. They say cold places are ideal for making music – London, New York, Paris – all the usual suspects. But heat makes artists do weird things too, and that’s the space where Methyl Ethel live and thrive.
Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out there and into ears and minds. The gentle-eyed polymath got his start playing with underground bands in Perth, Western Australia. Webb’s playing was textural and moody, less about look-at-me riffs, more close-your-eyes-and-let-this-wash-over-you-like-a-curling-Margaret-River-wave.
Taken from the album “Oh Inhuman Spectacle”, out now on 4AD.
“Twilight Driving” is also featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.