ETHYL ETHER ‘Chrome Neon Jesus’ LP Review.

Words El Jefe.
Photo – Louis van Zyl.

Opening my email in the wee small hours, I found lurking the new release by Ethyl Ether, titled Chrome Neon Jesus. Just another bunch of rockers with one foot in the glitter, the other in the grave I thought, but I duly slung it onto the record machine. Let’s just say, I’m fucking glad I did. These southerners (Ok, South Africans to be precise) have certainly got a handle on making a great record. They’re not a one trick pony either, and cover some fairly broad ground stylistically with their material.

The opener to CNJ is ‘The Smoke Waits For No Man’, whose breezy intro quickly becomes a neat ’70s era tune. And mayhaps Scummo [Aust PM – Ed] can purloin this tune as a soundtrack to his next clusterfuck, sorry, I mean “Political Campaign”! This one also had me waiting with bated breath for an epic synth solo, but sadly, they didn’t deliver on this promise. Continue reading

ETHYL ETHER unveil eerie video for new track Therapy?

Photo Louis van Zyl.

Cape Town based psychedelic alternative rock band Ethyl Ether have unveiled the eerie video for their track ‘Therapy?’ taken from their upcoming album Chrome Neon Jesus which releases on the 15th May 2020.

The band formed just over 3 years and have been gigging regularly around Cape Town’s music venues as well as releasing 2 albums The Pleasure Room and Museum Of Human plus a live EP Into Chaos.

For the new album their sound has toughened up and they’ve added a load of psychedelic textures. They explore the darker, grittier side of life and reflect their experiences and observations on everyday living. Continue reading