Jade McNally’s debut album, Basic Love, delivers an ever-warping maze of sun-soaked pop, krautrock and new wave, and is a delight that never quite feels comfortable in its own skin.
We caught up with the Melbourne based singer to find out what’s been providing her inspiration recently following the record’s release. These are her Sound and Vision picks:
3 FAVOURITE ALBUMS?
This is a hard one, as I can’t even narrow it down to a top ten, so I’ll just go with three albums I’ve listened to this week:
Gena Rose Bruce – Can’t Make You Love Me
I played bass on this record and my bandmate Tim Harvey produced it, so naturally I’m super into it. I think Gena is a really great songwriter and am very proud of her for releasing this body of work.
Venezuela 70 – Venezuelan Experimental Rock in the 1970s & Beyond
We played an instore show at Rocksteady Records for our album launch over the weekend and I was gifted a copy from the kind owners of the store. This was their recommendation. It’s pretty cool so far, on first listen.
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
It’s been winter here in Melbourne and it’s the coldest week yet. I’ve been listening to comforting and quiet songs off this record in an attempt to ease the chills.
ONE FAVOURITE FILM?
Again, it’s truly impossible for me to narrow it down to one, but off the top of my head, I really love Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
ONE FAVOURITE BOOK?
I’ve just finished reading Ursula LeGuin’s The Left Hand Of Darkness- a classic sci-fi novel. I enjoyed it. It took me a while to read, but I really enjoyed taking my time with it, as it felt like I was in another world when I was immersed in it.
ONE SONG THAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
A song by Tiny Ruins titled Dream Wave. This song speaks to the very deep part of me, which feels a strong heart-tug whenever I think about going home to the coast.