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

MOONLOVER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'MEKONG DELTA BLUES' AND HOSTS ALBUM LAUNCH AT 'OLD BAR' ON NOVEMBER 3RD

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.'

Thanks 

Q"

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!

MOONLOVER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'ON THE DAY THAT I WAS BORN' FROM ALBUM 'THOU SHALL BE FREE'

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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MOONLOVER FULL BAND TOUR

Friday, October 26 | Kyneton Music Festival
Kyneton
TICKETS

Saturday, November 3 | Old Bar
Melbourne
$12 ON DOOR

Thursday, November 8 | The Bearded Lady
Brisbane
$10 ON DOOR

Saturday, November 10 | The Homestead
Hobart
$10 ON DOOR

Saturday, December 1 | Gizzfest
Melbourne Showgrounds
TICKETS

Friday, December 7 | Botany View Hotel
Sydney
FREE SHOW

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

Saturday, December 8 | The Phoenix
Canberra
$10 ON DOOR

Sunday, December 9 | North Wollongong Hotel
Wollongong
FREE SHOW

WAY DYNAMIC - NEW SIGNING TO OUR GOLDEN FRIEND

ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DEBUT EP + SHARES FIRST SINGLE 'LOSING TOUCH'

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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.

WAY DYNAMIC
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS


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

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
TICKETS

Tuesday 16th April
Uni Bar, Woollongong NSW
TICKETS

Wednesday 17th April
Anu, Canberra ACT
TICKETS

Monday 22nd April
The Forum, Melbourne VIC
TICKETS

Saturday 27th April
The Gov, Adelaide SA
TICKETS

Sunday 28th April
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
TICKETS

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