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Feb 18, 2022

Today, Australia’s Methyl Ethel (the band led by Jake Webb) have released their newest album, Are You Haunted? The band has also shared a live performance video of the whole album. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Destroyer, Spoon, Aldous Harding, and More

Plus Mitski, Guerilla Toss, Methyl Ethyl, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 14, 2022

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a spectacular week for new songs, overwhelming almost, with several notable album announcements. So this week we have an oversized Top 14, rather than our regular Top 10. Fourteen songs for January 14! More

Jan 13, 2022

Australia’s Methyl Ethel, the band led by Jake Webb, have announced the release of a new album, Are You Haunted?, which will be out on February 18 via Future Classic. They have also shared a video for a new single from the album, “Proof,” which features Australian singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly. More

Apr 15, 2021

West Australian songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist Methyl Ethyl (aka Jake Webb) has shared a new single “Neon Cheap,” accompanied by a music video. More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

Festival Preview: Field Day 2019

Five Acts to See June 7 – 8 at The Drumsheds, Meridian Water, in London

May 22, 2019

It is quite a challenge curating a desirable, hipster-sensitive festival line-up year in, year out in a city like London. Trends shift quickly enough as it is, but to be expected to remain ahead of them for over a decade is unenviable. Since its inception in 2007, Field Day has slowly established itself as London’s premier annual shindig; a perusal of its posters down the years acting as a tour through the ebb and flow of tasteful buzz generators. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Telekinesis, Weyes Blood, Piroshka, and More

Plus The Drums, Cass McCombs, Tamaryn, James Blake, C Duncan, Glen Hansard, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2019. This week’s list includes tracks from freshly announced albums (Strand of Oaks, The Drums, Tamaryn, C Duncan, Glen Hansard), as well as by artists who have already made this list with previous songs from their upcoming albums (Telekinesis, Piroshka, Cass McCombs). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; Piroshka; Cherry Glazerr; and More

Plus Murray A. Lightburn, Julia Jacklin, Nilüfer Yanya, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 09, 2018

There might still be nearly two months left in 2018, but 2019 album announcements have been coming hard and fast of late. The Top 10 of this week’s Songs of the Week is packed with first and second singles from albums due out next January or February, although not our #1, that album is due out next week. More

Nov 09, 2018

Australia’s Methyl Ethel, the band led by Jake Webb, have announced a new album, Triage, and shared a video for a new song from it, “Real Tight.” More

Jun 13, 2017

The Drums are releasing a new album, “Abysmal Thoughts” (the quote marks are part of the title), this Friday (June 16) via ANTI-. Previously they shared its first single, “Blood Under My Belt,” as well as a video for the song, and the tracks “Heart Basel” and “Head of the Horse.” More

Premiere: Methyl Ethel Mixtape (Roskilde Edition)

Festival Goes Down June 25-July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark

Jun 20, 2016

Roskilde starts a week from today. Thankfully, we’ve got this new mixtape from Methyl Ethel to help us get pumped up for our week of shows. More


Jake Webb of Methyl Ethel on “Are You Haunted?”

Grief, Climate Change, and Label Woes

Apr 19, 2022

When COVID-19 took hold in 2020, the work of Albert Camus took on special meaning for Jake Webb—frontman and songwriter for Perth, Australia-based band, Methyl Ethel. At the time he happened to be reading the French philosopher and novelist’s most famed work, The Plague. “Come to terms with death. Thereafter, anything is possible,” wrote Camus, whose essays, plays and novels rooted largely in Existential and Absurdist modes of thought, often explored the right and wrong ways to live. More

The End: Jake Webb of Methyl Ethel

Acceptance and Readiness

Mar 15, 2019

To end out the week, we ask Jake Webb of Methyl Ethel some questions about endings and death. More


Feb 18, 2019

When 4AD launched in 1980 it quickly became the most trusted label for fans of independent and eclectic music. Not quite so much anymore. While still priding itself as an outlet for independent bands, the label’s music has become a bit less trustworthy. And so it is with Methyl Ethel‘s Triage, the Australian trio’s third album. More