Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel is the nom de plume of West Australian songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jake Webb. Across four albums (2015’s Oh Inhuman Spectacle, 2017’s Everything Is Forgotten, 2019’s Triage and 2022’s Are You Haunted?) and three EPs (2014’s Teeth and Guts, 2020’s Hurts To Laugh), Webb has proven to be a prolific and masterful purveyor of eccentric alt-pop.

Methyl Ethel has received numerous awards and accolades, including two Australian Music Prize nominations, a top 5 triple j Hottest 100 placement with the ARIA Platinum hit Ubu, an ARIA Gold single in Twilight Driving and an AIR Best Independent Album award for Everything Is Forgotten. In a live setting, Methyl Ethel is ever-evolving, but always with Webb squarely at the helm.

Methyl Ethel has appeared at internationally renowned festivals including CMJ, SXSW, Outside Lands, Strangewaves, Levitation, Green Man, Austin City Limits, Field Day and more. In Australia, they have graced the line ups of Sugar Mountain, Groovin The Moo, Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Yours & Owls, Spilt Milk, A Festival Called PANAMA and Laneway Festival, as well as selling out their own headline shows at some of Australia’s largest and most prestigious venues.