Lime Cordiale prepare for ‘biggest year yet’

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Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, who are Lime Cordiale. Photo: Supplied by Lime Cordiale

Oli and Louis Leimbach are not your average brothers. Hailing from the Northern Beaches in NSW, the two formed the beloved Australian indie soul/rock band, Lime Cordiale.  They offer a show like no other with funk, folk and a whole lot of fun.

On the May 2, they will be bringing their energetic live set to Geelong for The Annual Deakin Juggernauts Prom, before they embark on their nation-wide music event, The Squeeze.

Since forming in 2009, Lime Cordiale have done nothing but impress in the Australian music scene. They have played at the nation-wide Groovin’ the Moo Festivals, had more than 30 million streams on Spotify and Apple music, and finishing #86 in the Triple J Hottest 100 with their latest single Dirt Cheap.

“It was very unexpected for us having a song place in the Hottest 100,” Oli told D*scribe.

Dirt Cheap hadn’t been out for very long but we were doing a lot of shows at the time of voting. We were looking at different Hottest 100 predictions online for fun and we weren’t in any of them – not that we were expecting to be, but it just made it way more of a surprise.”

Lime Cordiale are currently wrapping up their Money tour which has seen them travel throughout Australia and New Zealand. One of their final shows will be held in Geelong at the GMHBA stadium. The Annual Prom is a formal event organised by Deakin University society, The Juggernauts, which helps students take a break from study and enjoy some live music.

Lime Cordiale often performed at universities when they were starting out and are looking forward to performing for a university crowd again.

“We played a lot of great uni gigs back in our early days but haven’t done anything decent in ages. We were born out of uni parties and band comps and really miss that vibe,” Oli said.

There won’t be much time for the boys to rest as they prepare to start their second annual music event The Squeeze festival. This is an all-ages experience like no other and will feature comedian Demi Lardner as MC and performances from Tyne James Organ, The Lulu Raes, Heaps Good Friends and Asha Jefferies.

“We started The Squeeze festival to create another avenue for our favourite under-appreciated bands to showcase their live music. We formed it at a time when we weren’t really getting booked on festivals,” Oli said.

After a successful first year, The Squeeze is continuing to grow and has an exciting future ahead.

“It’s still early days for the festival but this year is double the size of The Squeeze 2018. Melbourne’s show is at The Forum which always feels like Caesar’s Palace to me. It’s going to be madness,” Oli said.

The brothers will need to save their vocal chords this year as they are also taking their indie/surf-rock across the Indian Ocean to tour Europe for the first time, which will include almost 30 shows.

“We have our biggest year ahead of us. We’re heading over to Europe and the UK for the first time in July and August. Can’t wait to see what that’s like. Working through language barriers and seeing how people do things on the other side of the world,” Oli said.

“We have nearly 30 shows over there so the only reason we’ll have a day off here or there … will be due to having to drive 10 hours that day. It’ll be madness playing in a different country every couple of days.”

But the question on everyone’s mind, when will there be new music? Well, Lime Cordiale fans, Oli has some exciting news for you.

“We have a new single out very soon and our second album will be released in September,” he said.

To keep up to date with Lime Cordiale’s busy schedule you can visit their website at: http://www.limecordiale.com

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BILL HANSEN
Hello! I am a third year Bachelor of Communication student studying Journalism and Public Relations. Currently undertaking an internship with Deakin Sports and Recreation. I will be covering a variety of topics in my stories including sports, environment and music. Enjoy!

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