Lime Cordiale – SXSX Artist Preview

Sydney’s Lime Cordiale worked up a head of steam throughout 2013, with their breakthrough song ‘Bullshit Aside’ and latest single ‘Sleeping At Your Door’ turning heads throughout Australia. After capping off the year with a national tour throughout their home country, the band are now set to release their acclaimed Falling Up The Stairs EP into North America in 2014. Fronted by brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, Lime Cordiale’s new EP showcases the band’s uniquely Australian sound, featuring quirky lyrics, pop hooks and big brass licks. Recorded over four months with Sydney producer Daniel Denholm (Washington, The Whitlams, Billy Thorpe, Midnight Oil), the EP has already been applauded by fans and critics alike since its release.

As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. If you’ll be playing at SXSW and want to be interviewed, please contact us. Here’s what Lime Cordiale had to say:

What do like most about playing at SXSW?

Well we haven’t been there yet. Most of what we know about SXSW comes from gossip of friends that have been.  And it’s aaaallll gooood. All I keep hearing is that Austin is the creative hub of the world. I didn’t realize Texas was cool until then. I thought we’d be playing on someone’s ranch, chewing Tobacco and shooting some bullets at each other. I’ve gotta see this city. Sounds bloody amazing, mate.

Are you out promoting anything?

Our EP ‘Falling Up The Stairs’ will be released in the US on February 25. That’s our main reason for heading over from Australia

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?

I’m there to discover bands. Are there really 2,500 official bands playing? I’ll be the coolest kid in Sydney if I’m the one with all the new music.  We’re planning on supporting the other Australian bands when we’re there. I need to make sure they’re as overwhelmed as I’m going to be.

What are the challenges for you or your band when playing at SXSW?

Well, we land in L.A, meet a guitarist and trombone player, teach them all the songs, buy a van and then drive from L.A to Austin. Once we’ve arrived at SXSW, I’m hoping it all runs smoothly. We’ll probably collapse on stage.

Do you have any survival tips for those attending SXSW?

Make sure your phone has enough juice. I’d hate to run out of battery in an unfamiliar city and get lost amongst the 50,000 punters. Find some chewing tobacco and sit in a corner I guess.

Are you more “stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene” or “play as many shows as possible then get out”?

I don’t know how bands can just play and leave at something like SXSW. I’m flying halfway across the world for this thing! Of course I’m staying. I’ll be the first out of bed every morning.

What are your SXSW Show Times?

Wed., March 12th – 1:10pm – Big Picture Media Showcase – Thirsty Nickel (325 E 6th St.)
Thurs., March 13th – 9:00pm – Chugg Music Showcase – TenOak
Sat., March 15th – 12:15pm – The Aussie BBQ – Maggie Mae’s (Downstairs Stage)
Sat., March 15th – 9:00pm  – Planetary Group Party – Maggie Mae’s (Gibson Room)

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Is there anything you’d like to add?

Does anyone have a keyboard, van, any guitar pedals or any food they’d like to lend out?

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