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!