"Imperial Jade" is the most valuable type of jade at all and a particularly beautiful piece of jewellery. Five young musicians from the Barcelona area thought that this would be just the right name for their band founded in 2012. "Back then we were all teenies," says 22-year-old keyboarder and guitarist Hugo Nubiola with a smile. The first album was aptly called "Please Welcome Imperial Jade" at the end of 2015, but it didn't cause as much waves as to attract attention outside Catalonia.
This changed at the end of last year when the band released the original version of "On The Rise". "A lot happened in 2018, we played at a number of festivals with our heroes like Deep Purple, Aerosmith or Alice Cooper. That gave us even more confidence, and we knew we were on the right track."
This album has now been re-released in a revised version and with additional bonus tracks. "The fact that we are now on the Listenable label makes us incredibly proud, after all they have a whole series of first-class bands under contract, and we hope that we can take the step towards Europe in order to perform live as often as possible and win an audience for ourselves. Live, of course, we're a bit wilder than the studio recordings."