So I’m quaffing down Tacos and Sangria at Beach Burrito in Fortitude Valley, and in the dim lighted distance of the court yard there is a group of guys who just may be the band I am going to see live for the first time that night. Lime Cordiale causally stroll out the door and into the feral streets of the Valley just meters from my table, my chance of a face to face interview gone, I’m guttered now but at the time I still had tacos.
First of all let me start by saying that Lime Cordiale has become one of my favorite Aussie bands to date, and I only heard of them a week ago. Thanks to the crew at SGC I was hooked up with a media pass to catch these guys live at Black Bear Lodge for their Road To Paradise EP launch, and it was a treat.
Road To Paradise is a fantastic EP and the boys from Lime Cordiale should be really proud of themselves, it’s a beautiful display of easy melodies and repeatable sounds that I never grow tired of and everyone can have a bloody good jam too.
I didn’t quite make the support acts and my only excuse was a food coma from veggie fries but once I made it to the venue, Black Bear Lodge was already packed proving I wasn’t the only one who is loving Lime Cordiale. I managed to weasel myself through the crowds for a front row view of these beautiful beings and standing on a chair so I didn’t miss a moment or a sound. They were everything I wanted them to be and more, from first strum to the last sip of VB as they left the stage, Lime Cordiale were Bloody Incredible! They played new songs and old songs some I knew and others I did not, but I loved every riff and each melodical journey it took me on. I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t stop the uncontrollable awkwardness we call dance moves and each and every song was a delight.
My top songs for Lime Cordiale would definitely have to be their single release for their new EP called Not That Easy it’s a super catchy tune with an easy harmony that I could listen to again and again, and soulful, Good From Far which has a similar feel to tracks from Sticky Fingers, it’s relaxed and memorable, ultimately making me love them more!
The band really impressed me they were so comfortable on the stage even in the intimacy of such a small venue, no awkward silence between songs or ego orientated chit chat, even the simple tuning of instruments became something we as an audience wanted listen to. Lime Cordiale were relaxed, informal and sharing the love of a live set, they enjoyed the show just as much as we did. There was no cockiness about them, no big egos, just 6 dudes who loved to play music and wanted to share it with the rest of it. I’m a sucker for a wind instrument and not only did Brendan Champion rock the Trombone but the two brothers Oliver and Louis Leimbach on vocals and lead guitars pulled out wind instruments for a song as well, got to love that. Lime Cordiale are a fantastic Aussie band with talented musicians, an EP to be proud of and a memorable stage presence. They are going to go far and I’m going to be listening to every track and follow them on their musical journey.
EP + Tour Tickets:
Tour Dates Left:
FRI 11 DEC
THE FAMILY HOTEL – KATOOMBA, NSW
SAT 12 DEC
THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL – NEWCASTLE, NSW
SAT 19 DEC
THE METRO THEATRE – SYDNEY, NSW
THURS 31 DEC
LOST PARADISE – GLENWORTH VALLEY, NSW