Jake Webb is an Australian based musician who records under the moniker Methyl Ethel, and if you are unfamiliar with his work, well I’m not sure where you’ve been. Webb has a slew of indie pop music to his credit and seems to be uninterested in ever slowing down the massive output. Earlier this year we shared the track “Neon Cheap” and now Webb is back again with this incredible, dance inducing song “Matters”. This is likely some of the most upbeat and poppy of any track we’ve ever heard from Methyl Ethel and I dig the progression of these sounds over the years. Enjoy this one as we slide into the long weekend.
I came across Frst due to the connection to Fujiya/Miyagi; synth player Steve Lewis is the man working in both bands. You can hear that sort of pulsating krautrock functioning as the song’s backbone, but it’s Johanna Bramli who lightens the mood with her ethereal vocals. Her notes seem so fragile, as if they could break upon the beats as they’re delivered; she delivers them in a casually soft manner, almost as if they’re just being whispered into the wind. The duo are now selling their new LP, Matters, which you can get your hands on by going HERE.
As the musical climate seems to pull from our parent’s music catalogs, looks like we could add Twinsmith as one of the acts polishing off smoothed out pop tropes. It’s like a wonderful combination of yacht rock and your favorite 80s movie soundtracks…and that’s not to knock the band in any way. Their hooks are infectious, yet not overstated, allowing you to slide right into the natural groove. The band have just signed onto Saddle Creek for the release of their album, Stay Cool, which will hit stores on July 14th.