Editor's Rating

This is a highly accomplished EP from a band that doesn't confine itself to an easily definable genre, and creates enticing, melodic pop.

8
Milk! Records

Melbourne’s Jade Imagine continue to forge a cool and eclectic path with the release of their new EP ‘You Remind Me of Something I Lost’. Sitting somewhere between shoegaze/dream pop and something more sparse and muscular it is a fantastic and unique journey from beginning to end that defies a label.

Opening track ‘Coastal Pines’ has a jangly reverb soaked undercurrent to the themes of anxiety and uncertainty and the power of memories. The muscular, melodic bass provides a thundering drive. It’s a melodic triump.

Jade Imagine do not simply repeat themselves. Next track, ‘Heavy Machines’, is relatively sparse, relying on an insistent rhythmic drive and singer/songwriter Jade McInally’s vocals to the fore. It’s brief but punchy.

The EP reaches its apotheosis with the track ‘Things Just Happen for You’ – a sinuous, serpentine track that echoes a Bad Seeds instrumentation but with a rousing chorus and McInally’s velvet vocals that recall Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, punctuated by wild, abandoned guitar interruptions that contrast with the otherwise sinewy tone. It’s a gorgeous track:

The EP ends in a dreamy fugue with ‘Feelin’ Blue’ – a fitting farewell with an airy, blissfull tone inducing a reflective reverie.

This is a highly accomplished EP from a band that doesn’t confine itself to an easily definable genre, and creates enticing, melodic pop.

‘You Remind Me of Something I Lost’ is out now through all the usual download/streaming sites or, preferably, through the band’s link below: