South African psychedelic stoner rock quartet Ethyl Ether have revealed the video for their new single, “Under The Milky Way”. The song was originally released in 1998 by Australian alternative rockers The Church. The band’s version is taken from their latest album Chrome Neon Jesus.
The band formed just over 3 years with regular shows across South Africa as well as releasing 2 albums The Pleasure Room and Museum Of Human Error including a live EP Into Chaos. The band’s latest album, Chrome Neon Jesus sees the end of a two-year labour of love, featuring a tougher sound and psychedelic textures. Chrome Neon Jesus explores the darker, grittier side of life and reflects their experiences and observations on everyday living.
Ethyl Ether comments on “Under The Milky Way”
“The reason for covering the song was unconscious and unintentional to say the least. One day at rehearsal we all started playing the song and gave it our own blend of secret herb & spice. We tried the song live and people seemed to dig it. So, we recorded it for the new album. Now we have a music video to go along with it which I think is rather thought provoking. I hope The Church enjoy our interpretation of their song.” comments bassists and Vocalist Pabs. Andrew Charles Paine, vocals and guitar adds, “I heard this song when I was growing up, always moved me and when we played it as a band it just worked… such a great tune.”
Check out the music video for “Under The Milky Way” below:
Chrome Neon Jesus is available on all digital platforms via Mongrel Records. Click here to listen / download the album.
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