jade imagine shares new single 'Remote Control' and announces album Basic Love

Photo by Nick McKinlay

Photo by Nick McKinlay


Today jade imagine release their new single 'Remote Control' which was premiered via Gold Flake Paint. It's the second track lifted from their debut album Basic Love which is set for release on Friday 2nd August via Milk! Records/Remote Control Records.

Of the single & video Jade McInally, jade imagine’s front-person and key songwriter says, "Remote control is a song about the conflict between reality & escape and the two worlds we live in; dreaming and denial in a world of practicalities and productivity. It's an exploration into synth territory. We wanted this track to be equal parts spooky and catchy, like taking a night-drive in a 1980's sci-fi film. The film-clip begins as we are waking up into our dreamscape - a place between two worlds. Throughout the clip, 'real life' flashes through. We had such a blast filming with director Lilli Waters and the team. We hope you enjoy it!"

A powerful exploration of the simple vs. the abstract, the album Basic Love is an existential ride that shimmers through its playful pop-tones and stripped back nature. Emotionally dictated by the wit and noir of Jade McInally and propelled by a band that seamlessly fuses together elements of synthwave and art-rock, this album is an impressive culmination of jade imagine’s signature style of bleak pop and contemplative new-wave.

With a recording line-up composed of Liam “Snowy” Halliwell (The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch) on bass, producer/guitarist Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings) and James Harvey (Teeth and Tongue) on drums, Basic Love has a truly dynamic essence. Each member plays a role which tightly considers each sun-filled texture against the bleak nature of Jade’s poetic observations.

The production behind Basic Love nicely adds to the dualistic feel of the album, recording each track live and using exclusively analogue instruments to form an organic but artificial sensation. Produced and mixed by Tim with the jumping off point and guidance of Jade’s vision, each track lays gently over a bed of analogue warmth, alluding to past and future technologies and capturing the intimate essence of lo-fi recordings. It has a cohesive yet fluid sound achieved by an impeccable balance that prioritises the space and dynamics between instrumentation and vocals. It’s a neat and timeless production reminiscent of bands like Talking Heads, Broadcast, Blondie, Sonic Youth and Mazzy Star.

In addition to recently signing with UK label Marathon Artists for the world outside Australia & NZ, jade imagine are pleased to announce their addition to UK booking agency ATC Live's roster, signing with agents Matt Hanner and Felipe Mina Calvo.

Pre-order jade imagine - Basic Love via https://jade-imagine.lnk.to/BasicLove


Watch the video for 'Mekong Delta Blues' here

Melbourne songsmith MOONLOVER has today released the beautiful video for track 'Mekong Delta Blues', paying homage to his Vietnamese heritage.

“Hi all,

This is the last film clip that I’m gonna make for Thou Shall Be Free. PHEW!

This one I sliced together from all sorts of different bits.

The song is called ‘Mekong Delta Blues’. I started secretly recording conversations with my father because he’s getting old and his stories about the old country and his life are really important to me. What you hear at the start is an excerpt of one of those chats. 

It’s a very strange thing to miss a place you never grew up in. I miss Vietnam, even though I was born in Australia. I grew up in mainly white schools and hung around with mainly white kids and always felt disconnected from being Vietnamese. It’s only in the past 5 years or so that I’ve properly realised how deep Vietnam runs in me and how magical it is to me. Something as simple as getting a banh mi in Footscray and speaking to other Vietnamese cats in Vietnamese gives me great delight and great melancholy at the same time. Oh the pang!

To all the Vietnamese people out there, I hope this clip might help you connect with your culture. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, culture is a beautiful thing and I feel very lucky to be a tiny little thread in such a rich tapestry.'



Moonlover is also very excited to be taking his full band along to Old Bar in Melbourne for a big ol' celebration of his debut LP 'Thou Shall Be Free' on Saturday night!
This will be Moonlover's last full band gig in Melbourne for 6 months as they are already making album number 2! As they never did a full band album launch for 'Thou Shall Be Free', here it is. 
Supports confirmed as Hobsons Bay Coast Guard and Yukumbabe. $12 on the door!


Melbourne psychedelic pop songsmith MOONLOVER is stoked to release the video for ‘On The Day That I Was Born' – the latest of a string of videos taken from his acclaimed debut album Thou Shall Be Free. The ‘On The Day That I Was Born’ video was animated by May Krason-Plarre, and edited by Moonlover – aka the musical project of Quang Dinh, formerly of Little Red. The video is released this morning to coincide with his recent full band tour announcement, which will be taking him to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Thirroul, Canberra, Wollongong and Hobart, as well as performances at Kyneton Music Festival and Gizzfest 2018 - all of which will be kicking off later this month.

Speaking about the new video for 'On The Day That I Was Born', Moonlover enthuses "A friend of mine fortuitously put me in touch with May Krason-Plarre, a local claymation specialist. I looked at some of her graduate work that she'd done and was blown away by it, so I asked her if I could cut it up and use some of it. She made some brand new stuff which is in there too. I think the clip speaks for itself. It's my favourite clip of the vid clips we've released for the album."

'Thou Shall be Free' is an eclectic record that tells stories through the fantasy of surreal psychedelic songs across to the great reveal of romance. Called “surreal” by Pilerats, the album is a collection of batty psychedelia, midnight moon pop and dreamy water ballads, including title track ‘Thou Shall Be Free’ that was gifted to Dinh by the late, great David Bowie, who came to him in a dream. The entirety of the album was recorded, produced and performed by Moonlover in his personal oasis Pink Slime Studios, sharing impressive recording credits with John Lee (Lost Animal, Beaches, Emma Russack) who was on mixing duties, with mastering by Joe Carra (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). 'Thou Shall Be Free' has received praise from fans and media alike, with The Music noting “It’s pop music, certainly – but has the self-awareness that it doesn’t want to be too obvious about it” and Speaker TV calling it a "cosmic adventure."

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Friday, October 26 | Kyneton Music Festival

Saturday, November 3 | Old Bar

Thursday, November 8 | The Bearded Lady

Saturday, November 10 | The Homestead

Saturday, December 1 | Gizzfest
Melbourne Showgrounds

Friday, December 7 | Botany View Hotel

Saturday, December 8 | Frank's Wild Years
Thirroul (afternoon show)

Saturday, December 8 | The Phoenix

Sunday, December 9 | North Wollongong Hotel




Our Golden Friend are incredibly excited to announce the newest signing to their label family in the form of Melbourne six piece outfit Way Dynamic. The band’s first single Losing Touch received it’s worldwide radio premiere last night on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM via Simon Winkler and Lauren Taylor on their drive time program Breaking and EnteringLosing Touch is a bright and poppy introduction to the incredible songwriting and musical composition of 22 year old multi-instrumentalist Dylan Young. Hailing from Ballarat and now firmly rooted in the Melbourne Music scene Young has played in several of Melbourne most beloved bands including Totally MildEmma RussackHollow EverdazeEmma Russack & Lachlan Denton, Precious Earth and Great Outdoors.

Click below to listen to Losing Touch by Way Dynamic 

Losing Touch is the first single released from Way Dynamic’s debut EP entitled What’s It All For Now which is set for release digitally and on limited edition bright red cassette tape on Friday 16th November 2018What’s It All For Now features five tracks written, recorded and produced by Young over the space of just a few days in the lounge room of his home in Carlton, Victoria. Way Dynamic are influenced by the classic and offbeat songwriting of yesteryear (Carol KingBrian Wilson respectively), and yet their sound is strangely refreshing and modern. Young’s songwriting and composition combine oddball arrangements with lyrical poetism that is both introspective and engaging. In it’s current formation the Way Dynamic live band features members of Totally MildTam VantageThe Ocean PartyGreat OutdoorsESC and Emma Russack, the group are unified by their love of music and of each other. 

Losing Touch is available on all digital music services today and you can pre-order your copy of the What’s It All For Now EP on limited edition rubine red cassette tape over at the Our Golden Friend bandcamp page right HERE. Stay tuned for more music and exciting news from Way Dynamic in the not too distance future.


Friday 26th of October 
The Eastern, Ballarat, Victoria 
Supporting Jade Imagine & Culte

RVG Announced as support for KURT VILE Australian Tour!

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To polish off an already gleaming 2018, RVG are incredibly excited to announce they will be joining Kurt Vile and The Violators on their six-date Australian tour in April 2019! RVG and Kurt Vile will be sweeping through Australia, visiting Sydney, Woolloongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Full details below with all ticket links -

Monday 15th April
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW

Tuesday 16th April
Uni Bar, Woollongong NSW

Wednesday 17th April
Anu, Canberra ACT

Monday 22nd April
The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Saturday 27th April
The Gov, Adelaide SA

Sunday 28th April
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA

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October & November

Jade Imagine, fresh back from a run of stellar shows at BIGSOUND in Brisbane, are excited to announce their Australian End Of Year Tour to say goodbye to 2018! As part of the tour announcement Jade Imagine are excited to share that they are the very first band to be announced as playing Brisbane's End of the Line Festival to be held on Saturday the 10th of November. The End of the Line Festival is a free street festival which aims to showcase and celebrate the unique Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the rest of the lineup which will follow next week.

With new music on the horizon, Jade Imagine (presented by Our Golden FriendNew World Artists and Milk! Records) will perform shows throughout October & November up and down the east coast of Australia including stops at regional centres including Ballarat, Castlemaine & Byron Bay. In Melbourne the band will play a free show in the car park of the Northcote Social Club for the Closing Party of the Darebin Music Feast.

Sydney-siders are in for a very special treat as the Milk! Records family pack up their van and hit the road bound for Leadbelly on Friday 9th of November where they will host a Milk! Records Showcase featuring Jade Imagine, East Brunswick All Girls ChoirLoose Tooth & Evelyn Ida Morris.

Jade Imagine had an impressive run of shows in Brisbane during BIGSOUND, performing five shows in total throughout the week including absolutely packing out Brisbane's Black Bear Lodge for their official showcase on Wednesday night. Grain Magazine were super impressed and reviewed their shows, you can read what they had to say below

✨Full details of the Jade Imagine - End of Year Tour✨

Friday 26th Oct 
The Eastern, Ballarat VIC

Saturday 27th Oct 
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Free entry

Sunday 28th Oct 
Darebin Music Feast Closing Party, Northcote Social Club Carpark, Melbourne, VIC
Free entry

Friday 9th November 
Milk! Records Showcase, Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW 

Saturday 10th November 
End Of The Line Festival, Jurgens Street, Brisbane, QLD
Free entry

Sunday 11th November 
Byron Bay Brewery
, Byron Bay, NSW
Free entry


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Watch the 'Burn It All' video here

"a hauntingly spare torch song that showcases Elizabeth's flawless, elastic voice and heartbreakingly caustic lyrics." – Shaad D'Souza, Noisey

"an intimate and vulnerable song that absolutely shines with depth and heart." – Larry Heath, The AU Review
"this is just wonderful." – Bobby Townsend, Something You Said

Ahead of her debut showcases at BIGSOUND 2018 in September, Melbourne’s Elizabeth has released the video for her first ever solo single ‘Burn It All’. Filmed against the stunning backdrop of the South Coast of NSW, ‘Burn It All’ is the debut single from the Totally Mild singer’s solo project and is available to listen to now via Our Golden Friend / Island Records.

On ‘Burn It All’Elizabeth sings of tensions in relationships, and how it might feel easier to walk away and forget you were ever in love than it is to stay and work it out. The video for ‘Burn It All’ is a collaboration between Elizabeth & Xanthe Dobbie, and filmed on Elizabeth’s birthday. It is, in her words, “a Cruel Intentions-style romance between me and a blue convertible. Even a relationship between woman and car is tumultuous; full of desire one minute, detached, angry and confused the next. While Elizabeth’s songwriting has weaved through Totally Mild’s music for years now, it’s finally come a time for it to create a tapestry of its own. She teases out thematic tension between the loving and the lacklustre, the domestic and the deluxe. Her voice is crystal clear, layered against immaculately considered instrumental arrangements.

‘Burn It All’ was released earlier this year as part of Split Singles Club series 2, finding a home with airplay from the likes of Double JTriple RFBi Radio, who added it to B RotationEdge Radio and 4ZZZ. It was named ‘Single of the Day’ on The AU Review, in Something You Said’s ‘Top 10 Tunes of the Week’, in ‘Best New Music’ on The Ripe and Elizabeth was featured as part of ‘8 incredible Australian Artists You Need to Hear’ on Tone Deaf. Next week Elizabeth will head to BIGSOUND solo for the first time to play a string of showcases including the JBCM Party and Our Golden Friend Day Party, official showcases and Biground. Full details are below.
Elizabeth has been firmly cemented in Melbourne’s music community for over 7 years, best known as lead singer and songwriter of Totally Mild. Through her leadership, Totally Mild have had a hugely successful spell touring extensively locally and internationally, most notably throughout Europe and UK. They have supported bands like Best Coast, Perfume Genius, Belle & Sebastian and Real Estate, and played to enraptured audiences at the Meredith Music Festival. A songwriter in her own right, Elizabethwas a finalist for the APRA Personal Development Award last year, with Totally Mild’s second album Her released earlier this year to critical acclaim.

Tue 4th Sept: JBCM Party @ Bloodhound Bar, 5:50pm – 6:20pm
Wed 5th Sept: Official Showcase @ Black Bear Lodge, 8pm - 8:30pm
Thu 6th Sept: Our Golden Friend Day Party @ Black Bear Lodge, 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Thu 6th Sept: Official Showcase @ Laruche, 10:40pm - 11:10pm
Fri 7th Sept: Biground (songwriters in round) @ Blute’s time 3:00pm – 3:30pm