Methyl Ethel announce new album for 2017: Everything Is Forgotten

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Methyl Ethel have announced details of their new album, Everything Is Forgotten, alongside a new track and video.

Released on March 3rd via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records in NZ, Everything Is Forgotten is a vivid, compelling and mysterious creature, all sinewy, curvaceous pop nuggets and enigmatic currents. Written and recorded by Perth-based frontman Jake Webb, the album was brought to life by acclaimed British producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals). As demonstrated by last year’s single ‘No. 28.’, the pair’s collaboration has infused Methyl Ethel’s shoegaze dream-pop palate with electronic and polyrhythmic flourishes, allowing Webb’s keening, gender-fluid vocals and searing poetry to take centre stage.

Following ‘No. 28’ is ‘Ubu’, a frenetic pop song inspired by Alfred Jarre’s surrealist play Ubu Roi. A self- portrait of self-flagellation and guilt, its companion video, directed by Paxi, takes some of its absurdist cues from Jarre. Check out ‘Ubu’ below.

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Watch! Listen! COURTNEY BARNETT announces debut album & premiers new single ‘Pedestrian At Best’

“Her proper debut LP, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit is one of 2015’s most anticipated indie releases” – Rolling Stone / “Clearly on the verge of stardom”  – Nylon / “Courtney Barnett will be around awhile….a live performer of grace and power”  – Pitchfork / “Barnett stands apart as one of the finest young singer – songwriters in the game right now”  – Grantland / “Shows off a mind that’s racing at a hundred miles an hour”  – NME  / “Great things to come”  – Stereogum  / “An impressive songwriting talent”  – Uncut

After having what can only be described as a truly amazing breakthrough year in 2014, Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett is today incredibly excited to announce details for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album entitled Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just SitThe first single to be lifted from the album is ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which received its worldwide radio premiere via Zane Lowe on BBC1 this morning.


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Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in New Zealand on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control records and proudly distributed by RhythmethodRecorded in the autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett’s pithily acute and stingingly incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus, her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever.
Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 (which, as the title suggests, collected her first two self-released EPs to beguiling effect), her debut LP cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious.
On first single, ‘Pedestrian At Best‘, Barnett turns the microscope’s glare on herself, as she lets loose an internal monologue crammed with twisting rhymes, inside jokes and self-deprecation while she muses on the fleeting nature of fame and what may or may not come after (“I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success, but I digress. At least I tried my very best… I guess”). 
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is available for pre-order today digitally via iTunes and physically on Deluxe White Double Gatefold Vinyl, Single LP Regular Black Vinyl and CD via Barnett recently played Auckland, New Zealand as a part of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. “I seriously wish Courtney Barnett was my best friend. The Australian singer-songwriter was effortlessly cool as she rocked out on the Hey Seuss stage” – NZ Herald“Australian rocker Country Barnett more than held her own…she gave a masterclass on what a rock and roll show should look and sound like. She and her band whipped through a 40-minute set that featured several tunes from her upcoming debut album including the soon-to-be released single Pedestrian At Best.” – 13th Floor“Among all the glitch-pop, synth rock and electro, it’s always great to have some stonking good old rock’n’roll. Thank you for Courtney Barnett. She’s got songs that remind me of beer-soaked bars and romances that didn’t quite work out.” – thewireless 

Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit

1. Elevator Operator
2. Pedestrian At Best
3. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York)
4. Small Poppies
5. Depreston
6. Aqua Profunda!
7. Dead Fox
8. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
9. Debbie Downer
10. Kim’s Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit  is released on Friday 20th March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records and proudly distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod



Scare the absolute willus out of yourself with this spooky-dooky interactive video from SBTRKT that uses your in-built camera to give you the heebie jeebs.

The interactive video is for the new track ‘Look Away’ featuring Caroline Polachek.

Suss it here

‘Wonder Where We Land’ is out Friday 26th September via Young Turks /Rhythmethod

GUERRE – Debut album Ex Nihilo

“Intoxicating Vulnerability” revealed on debut album by 23yr old electronic producer – GUERRE 


Praise for Guerre & Ex Nihilo

“It’s hard not to listen to this over and over again. It’s uniquely hypnotic.” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j

“Life may be short but this record will be appreciated by musicologists and dilettantes long after I go back to being dust.” – Herald Sun, ????

“Lee’s programming is less the architecture of dancefloor jams, more its crumbling remains; abandoned structures to be haunted by his airy, eerie singing.”The Age, ????

 Canadian born, Sydney based solo producer Lavurn Lee aka. Guerre (pron. Gair) has just released his debut album Ex Nihilo  (pron. ex nee hee lo) via Sydney based label Yes Please. New Zealand fans came to know his music from performances at the tastemaker festival Camp A Low Hum in Wainuiaomata that festival director Ian Blink describes as “unforgettable slices of genius”.

Guerre first began making music after moving to Sydney in 2010 for his Fine Arts studies and finding himself with a lot of extra time, being new to the big smoke of Sydney and not knowing anybody. This album being his first aptly titled Ex Nihilo, which in Latin translates to “out of nothing’.

First single ‘Deatheat’ was premiered via US blog XLR8R  who described  the track as “a tranquilizing blend of delicate textures that appear as moving as they are fragile… the intimate cut establishes a  hazy  atmosphere,  sucking  listeners  into  a  vacuum  of  lush,  ambient  sonics  throughout  its opaque course.”

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On the other side of the Atlantic, UK based The Line Of Best Fit premiered second offering ‘Tuk’ describing the song as Filtering spoken word inaudibles through shadowy rhythms and rippling bass, “Tuk” evokes an intoxicating vulnerability.  One that  requires  you  do  nothing  more  than  let  the  chanting  percussion  and reclusive harmonies take you over completely. Expect much more to come from this thought- provoking young artist.”

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Ex  Nihilo was  recorded  over  the  course  of a year  in  Lee’s  garage  with  a laptop  and  some production  help  from Marcus  Whale (Collarbones).  Of the  record 23 year old Lee’s  says, “It was  a pretty personal pursuit, the songs had a lot of time on their own. I would make the tiniest changes over a prolonged period, so in a way it feels like it came out of nothing. My older stuff was so much more emotional, personal and sentimental, whereas the new album is much more disconnected from that. It was an opportunity to see what type of music I could make if I ‘removed’ a level of myself. I started making ‘dance’ music, because of the environment that I had surrounded myself in, both socially and sonically. In this album there’s a new way of thinking about expressing in rhythmic value  more  so  than  melodic  or  structural  value… it’s  some  kids  fucked  up  way  of making emotional rhythm based music.”

This uniquely hypnotic album will have you baying for more…

Check it out on iTunes at this link:

GUERRE – Ex Nihilo is out now on iTunes via Yes Please / Remote Control

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1. Primea

2. Premier

3. Deatheat

4. Silo

5. Tuk

6. Ribs Aut

7. Mukatse (Tunning)

8. Kone / Bone

9. Adophilia

10. Croon