A HINT OF LIME
The two Lime Cordiale brothers invite people to come along to Miami Shark Bar on Sunday night and simply enjoy the beautiful art of chilling out
The daily corporate grind got you down? You need Lime Cordiale. Not the Cottee’s green liquid kind, the music. The Sydney band describe their music as chilled Aussie coastal rock, and they’re coming to the Gold Coast on Sunday to pour some sweet, cool tunes into your ears.
“A lot of our songs are about not necessarily giving in to social norms and the pressures of society,” lead singer Oli Leimbach says.
“You see people getting into jobs they hate. You have to earn the money. Do you though?
“Beach culture is the opposite of that, that’s the antidote. A lot of beach songs are promoting an easier lifestyle.”
And it seems plenty of people are picking up their relaxed vibes, with eight sold-out shows on their current Dirt Cheap tour, and counting.
Founded by brothers Oli and Louis, Lime Cordiale has been making music together for years, crafting their skills and building up a fan base in Australia and overseas.
Their most recent tour of America included a booking at global music conference South By South West in Texas, however getting there didn’t quite go as planned.
“The rest of our band didn’t get their visas approved in time,” Oli says.
“We had to ring around every Australian band that’s playing in Austin, ask who’s a drummer that wants to play with us.
“The rest of the tour, Seattle, LA, we had to have a different drummer in every city. It’s amazing knowing there’s a music network out there that’s got your back.”
With the boys’ strong ties to Australian culture, Oli says new experiences overseas always inspire more songs about their home country.
Single Following Fools, off their debut album Permanent Vacation, was inspired by Australia’s toxic masculinity.
“When you’re travelling overseas, you get a better perspective in Australia,” Oli says.
“We love our lives in Australia, but we’re kind of trying to improve Australian culture, there’s some black holes in a few areas.”
On a lighter note, new single Dirt Cheap is a cruisy take on a confusing relationship with plenty of animated magpies in the film clip.
The song has made it on to high rotation on Triple J after premiering on Good Nights program last month.
“Louis and I, we’ve got matching tattoos, I’ve got a magpie, he’s got a kookaburra,” Oli says.
“This song, it’s a bit of a cheeky song, it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
“They gave us a really lovely premiere, a really big shout out. That’s just awesome.”
Lime Cordiale play Miami Shark Bar on Sunday. Doors open 7pm, tickets $24 online at songkick.com or $25 at the door
Brothers Louis and Oli Leimbach of Lime Cordiale will play at Miami Shark Bar on Sunday.