METHYL ETHEL AT THE RCC
After a successful opening weekend at this years RCC with acts Tkay Maidza, Baker Boy and Running Touch performing across the weekend, I was eager to head into the trendy, exciting venue once again on Friday the 21st of February to witness Aussie Indie Pop Rock Band Methyl Ethel.
I arrived to see a slowly growing crowd of what seemed to be mostly fans, eager to enjoy Methyl Ethel’s raw, expressive sound.
The band themselves had a cool, wildly alternative stage presence with main vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Jake Webb erratically moving across stage to the songs. This stage presence, distinctive to the band created a theatrical layer within the show that excited the crowd.
The sound, although occasionally lacking in clarity was unique and surreal with particularly excellent performance by electric guitarist.
It was a smaller, more intimate crowd, but fans still managed to make their voices heard during favourites 2019 release Scream Whole and 2017 song Ubu. Personally, my favourite songs performed also. Looking across the crowd, it was not hard to see the big fans in the crowd looking to stage in awe and singing along.
Methyl Ethel possessed a cool, unique flair that made them a wonderful addition to this year’s RCC program. I am really adoring the range of live music on offer at this year’s RCC. RCC has become an awesome and unique venue that continues to get bigger each year. With awesome live performances at Utopia venue every Friday and Saturday until the March 14th and fun electric venue Neon Forest RCC is an awesome option for a night out during this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Check out RCC’s program here: https://thercc.com.au/
Written by Hayley Sutter