- Words Cal McIntyre
- Photography Johnathan Baena
- Styling & Production Lucy Star
We catch up with the Aussie brothers 'from the same mother', Lime Cordiale, who are riding the waves of creating some of the most interesting and addictive surf pop-rock.
Brotherly-duo Lime Cordiale are cementing their status as creating a melting-pot of indie/pop/rock/surf jams to get down to with their feel-good energy.
The brothers, Oli and Louis, are in all honesty a ray of (Australian) sunlight we are all in need of right now. Their nostalgia-infused bangers transcend you to breezy landscape whilst their rays of idiosyncratic surf is ultimately a summertime forever kinda vibe.
What’s so refreshing about the boys is not their slice of Australian sunshine brand, but it’s how their personality and dynamic shines through each track along with their dub influences, falsetto hooks and a mock-reggae accent. It feels like you know these guys already – they’re down to earth, have good banter and have an air of humour and light energy around them. With no ego to be found, the current state of the world is proving to be a great time to dive headfirst into the world of Lime Coridale, just don’t take it too seriously.
With the talent to match their personality, Lime Cordiale can put their money where their mouth is as they’ve had not one but four tracks on the Triple J Hottest 100. Kings.
With new music (hint hint) just around the corner in the form of ‘On Our Own’ out next Friday the 17th of April, we are counting down the days to hear their new jam to pretend we are chilling down under.
Until then, dive into our Internet Crush with Lime Cordiale and take a big drink of them to stay hydrated.
If you could summarise it, what would be the story of how you became musicians?
Brothers from the same mother. I never wanted to be in a band. I agreed I would write songs and record them but never play live. He secretly booked a gig, I loved it and here we are today.
How would you describe your sound?
We try to have a fun approach to music. Still an outlet for emotion and storytelling but with a less serious tone overall.
What are some of your first memories of music?
Listening to Hans Paulson albums and being obsessed with his lyrics and melodies. Still know all the words. Oli and myself being made to perform trumpet and clarinet duets in front of other family members and friends.
What’s the best part of being an artist?
The best is the travel, friendly new faces, great food, exploring, drinking yummy booze, people excited by meeting a band, driving around with our band playing phat beats to people.
What is something that not many people would know about you?
I chew my nails when I drink too much coffee.
What energy do you want to give off when you perform live?
We always try to make it an intimate performance. Be friendly and warm enough that people will want to come and have a beer and chat. It’s always to nice to vent and scream out some built-up emotion. SCREAMMM!
What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
With everything being called off, I’m excited to have some time at home. Read, surf, write another album, write with other people, grow some veggies, play some tennis, paint, run naked, bushwalk. We’re about to build a chicken run. Look forward to watching an egg fall out of my chickens bum.
What does being in love feel like for you?
Someone who never puts you down and your family/ friends.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
My parents and their friends encouraging us to continue the path of music while our own friends told us “to get real jobs”.
Do you have a favourite track you are working on at the minute?
We have been doing some writing for other bands/ rappers at the moment. Is really nice when it’s not your own music.
If you could say one thing to young Lime Cordiale what would it be?
Practice more and wear more sunblock ya dummies.