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Methyl Ethel ‘Everything is Forgotten’ Review
Methyl Ethel’s brand spanker ‘Everything Is Forgotten’ dropped this morning and it’s everything you’ve come to love from the Perth outfit, with a few unique twists along the way.
After being intro’d to the new album via singles “No. 28”, “Ubu” and “L’Heure des Sorcières” recently, it was becoming pretty clear that Everything is Forgotten was shaping up to be a more confident Methyl Ethel than ever.
Opening track “Drink Wine” cruises into your earwaves and builds into an upbeat, synth heavy and almost tropical introduction, celebrating what’s to come and easing you into the diverse soundscape of tones present throughout the album.
It then drifts into recent single “Ubu” which features tight vocals and is a dance-worthy addition to your reg playlist. If you haven’t already heard it, have fun trying to get lyrics “why’d you have to go and cut your hair” out of your head after the first play (guilty).
After setting a delicate pace with “No. 28”, Webb goes on to evoke an otherworldly sensation on “Femmes Maison/One Man House” with dreamy vocals. The album then hits a grungy territory with ‘L’Heure des Sorcières’ before it once again strips everything back during ‘Act Of Contrition’.
What follows is an eclectic combination of tracks that allow us to not only explore Webb’s vocals and his compelling writing but also gives us a chance to really embrace the smooth rollercoaster of sounds the band have delved into on the album – pop, indie, psychedelic, disco, the list goes on.
As we reach the end of the ride/the final track on the sophomore album, we’re introduced to a spacey synth-driven track that encompasses everything we’ve heard across the previous 10 tunes. “Schlager” ties the album all together nicely, like it’s the bow on top of a package, and what a package it is!
Everything is Forgotten is a vivid and compelling 11-track anthology of dream-pop with twists of grungy tones, all forming this driving journey that shows us just how refined Methyl Ethel have become since 2015’s ‘Oh Inhuman Spectacle’. We guess you could say we’re BIG fans of the boys and their new album.
Get your ears around the album now and add Methyl Ethel to you ‘must-see’ list at GTM 2017!