“Jade Imagine’s brand of indie-pop is so enjoyable because it’s so unassuming. On Coastal Pines you are once again sucked into a woozy guitar groove before Jade’s charming ruminations on life.”– Double J
“Coastal Pines is a groovy psych-infused jam that just radiates a cool sun-soaked warmth and free-spirited imagery.” – We All Want Someone To Shout For
“Jade McInally’s voice meanders through the paths of dreamy pop with this cool indifference, seemingly shrugging off whatever surrounds her as she veers to song towards its melodic best.”– Austin Town Hall
“Dreamy and chorus-laden, Coastal Pines still packs a punch.”– Happy Mag
“A warm, yet ever so slightly spiky vocal delivery flows over an arrangement that has a quiet passion about it. Art-rock, shoegaze, and New Wave ebb and flow as the song winds its way to a gentle resolution.”– Analogue Trash
Melbourne’s Jade Imagine return with a new EP, You Remind Me of Something I Lost. Following the band’s acclaimed 2019 debut album Basic Love, You Remind Me of Something I Lost is a compelling collection of sparse, introspective tracks typical of Jade Imagine’s signature mix of art-rock, pop and new wave.
Jade Imagine have been gracing stages around the world since they formed in 2016. You Remind Me of Something I Lost showcases the band’s deep and searching side. Opener ‘Coastal Pines’ is propulsive as a drive down a coast rode, as McInally explores the equal pull she feels towards the city and the ocean, having written much of the album and EP between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. This duality is present across the record: closing track ‘Feelin’ Blue’ is an atmospheric lullaby, reminiscent of the calm and serenity of the waves, and ‘Heavy Machines‘ is mechanical and paranoid, invoking a feeling of boxed-in urban sprawl. A guitar solo cuts through ‘Things Just Happen For You’, a ballad that wonders what a present and future can look like through different sets of eyes. Frontwoman Jade McInally (vocals, guitar, synths) writes lyrics of meditative exploration, her voice subtle and dynamic. Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings) and James Harvey (Teeth & Tongue) complete Jade Imagine’s core lineup, with bass on these recordings provided by Liam “Snowy” Halliwell (Snowy Band, The Ocean Party), for the last recordings from this original Jade Imagine line-up.
Jade Imagine released their debut album Basic Love in August 2019, on Milk! Records AU/NZ and Marathon Artists for Rest of World. Pilerats called the album “a spectacular return to form”, with The Australian describing it as “blessed with sinewy rhythm section…cool-headed and streamlined”.Basic Love also received Album Of The Week on Triple R Radio (VIC), Edge Radio (TAS), and Radio Adelaide (SA), received glowing reviews from The Australian to The Big Issue, and was long-listed for the prestigious AMP Album prize.
In March 2018, jade imagine travelled to the US to showcase at the prestigious SXSW music conference in Austin, as well as playing key shows in Los Angeles and New York City. The band have also toured the UK in support of Julia Jacklin (November 2018), and Pond (November 2019). Nationally, Jade Imagine have also played landmark support shows with Stella Donnelly, Lucy Dacus (US) and Alvvays (CA).
This EP is the end of one era and the start of another, a compelling collection of songs that perfectly soundtrack movement through nature, urban anxiety, and the intense push and pull between these two environments. Questions of home, nature, nurture and creativity abound, and Jade Imagine find true solace in moments of reflection.