Life is always better with a soundtrack, and time spent hard at work in the office is no different. Therefore, coming your way every Tuesday will be album of the week; a release we can't contain our excitement for or a record we have been reluctant to take off repeat since its first play. We’ll be putting the time in to explore the world of new releases on a quest to bring you the best. While we’re at it, just because we’re feeling generous, we’ll be digging deep into our collections and giving classic albums the airplay they deserve.
Despite surfacing in 2013, the music of Peth trio Methyl Ethel has only recently found its way across to the northern hemisphere. Following a similar current travelled by Kevin Parker, Pond and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the band’s lengthy journey meant they arrived at our shores with a deeper back catalogue than most ‘breakthrough’ artists, with a smattering of EPs and one full length record (2016’s Oh Inhuman Spectacle) already under the belt.
With an ever improving reputation and the ability to strike gold with a rousing indie ballad, the release of their second album, Everything Is Forgotten, fits neatly in place on the timeline. Featuring grooves galore and handfuls of free floating tracks that still manage to pack a punch, Everything Is Forgottenclocks in as a strong sophomore effort for the Aussie lads, and a worthy recipient of the Album Of The Week accolade.
You can listen to Everything Is Forgotten via Spotify below.
Like what you heard? You can catch Methyl Ethel at Field Day in London on Saturday 3rd June.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of 4AD