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Review - Everything is Forgotten

pepper - march 17

 
 
WITH AN OPENING TRACK CALLED DRINK WINE , you know it’s going to be a good time. And that’s exactly what Perth trio Methyl Ethel have delivered with their latest album, Everything is Forgotten.
 
Cruising into your ear waves like a party yacht somewhere in a sunny turquoise destination, loose yourself and forget everything in the captivating synth and upbeat vibes of Everything is Forgotten.
 
With a tropical taste of tunes along with some lyrical twists, there is so much more to this album than a few grooving tracks to play on a Friday afternoon. 
 
Take Ubu for example. Its tight vocals are infectious, dance-worthy and while this may be a crack in the dark, we reckon it’s the tune of the year (so far, anyway). 
 
 “Why’d you have to go and cut your hair?” lead vocalist Jake Webb asks on repeat. But beyond the somewhat shallow repetition, the lyrics point to heavy feelings of hostility, broken friendships and deathly white skin. 
 
There is a clear missing link between the melodies and lyrical meanings.
 
Or perhaps it’s a mysterious and unusual connection Methyl Ethel were going for all along?
 
As the album continues, a smooth soundscape transitions from pop to indie to hallucinogenic and disco… and Methyl Ethel have totally nailed it. 
 
Taking you on a pop-infused journey with some grungy twists and turns along the way, this is an album you won’t be forgetting about anytime soon. 
 
Available on iTunes for $16.99.