Hailing from the Midlands, 5-piece melancholic synth-rockers Methods burst onto the scene in 2015 and now they’re about to embark on their biggest journey to date. Featuring 5 tracks and an intro, their brand-new EP ‘Anything’ encompasses everything this band represent; seriously impressive keyboard-heavy pop rock that sits somewhere in between Interpol, White Lies and Joy Division. The EP will land on the 4th October whilst first single ‘Back Of Your Hand’ launches the campaign on the 20th September.
Methods’ trademark inimitable sound has won over fans all over the UK, they’ve toured heavily around the country to showcase their music and as a result have been nominated for a Birmingham Music Award and a Black Country Music Award, not to mention picking up incredible support along the way from BBC Introducing West Midlands. ‘Anything’ is their most ambitious effort to date, an epic collection of euphoric electronics, arena-sized choruses, versatile song writing and downright likeability from start to finish. It takes you on a real musical journey of raw storytelling from 5 musicians who clearly love what they do. On creating the record, the band added:
“Back Of Your Hand’ is about TV and media controlling us, or trying to. It’s about the two-faced politicians arguing then being best friends to look good or make a point because that’s what they think people want to see, dumbing down the common people, benefitting themselves. All the songs on the EP are kind of about that subject really. Human Existence is questioning everything and anything, that’s why the EP is called ‘ANYTHING’.”
From delicate ballad-like piano, to foundation laying drums and an infectious rhythm, ‘Anything’ exploits the classic 80s electronica era with modern indie rock and roll. It bends and completely destroys genre boundaries and creates something special from the get-go. With big build ups and even bigger drops, every single song has its own unique, unforgettable moment that you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future.
28th Sept – In Store Performance – Stay Loose Records Store – Wolverhampton
5th Oct – Launch Gig – Newhampton Inn – Wolverhampton
13th Oct – The Peer Hat – Manchester – Supporting Glasspop from Poland
Without a doubt one of the most exciting projects of the year. This long-awaited EP sets the tone for a massive future to come for Methods, who’s joining them?