Jade McInally, Jade Imagine’s front babe and brains, has been a stalwart of the indie scene since circa 2004. After wending her way to Melbourne from somewhere consistently sunny, McInally cut her band teeth with her own electro project, Tantrums. Since then she’s fleshed out scene favourites like Jess Cornelius’ Teeth and Tongue and backed the best on bass (you can still catch her onstage with Jess Ribeiro).
With some urging from mates in the know, at the end of 2015 McInally flexed her songwriting muscle, deciding it was time to play ringleader to her own band of musical-mischief makers again. “I’m a songwriter, and it took me so long to realise that,” McInally says. “I need to be writing, because that’s how I feel good.”
Jade Imagine have hatched a love letter to low-fi, slacker-fuzz-dream pop bathed in the glow of ’70s surf-music with their debut EP ‘What the Fuck Was I Thinking’.