We Sat Down With The Aussie Pop Rock Duo, Lime Cordiale!

We Sat Down With The Aussie Pop Rock Duo, Lime Cordiale!

Bickford’s or Cottee’s?

By Fiona Williams | 17th December 2019

From their summery new single to their laid-back melodies, brothers and band mates Oli and Louis from Sydney’s Northern Beaches are cranking up the feel-good tunes during their Australian tour. We sat down with the jovial duo ahead of their Woodford Folk Festival appearance.

 

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Where does the name Lime Cordiale come from?
From our last name, Leimbach. We wrote our first song on holiday in France at a classical music festival called Musique Cordiale.

When it comes to cordial, Bickford's or Cottee’s?
That Cottee’s stuff tastes so bloody good but Bickford’s gives the impression that it’s healthier. Doubt it.

If you could cover any song what would it be?
Choosing is so hard. We’ve just been through this with our triple j “Like A Version”. It’s not easy choosing someone else's song to play. We get sick of playing them so quick. Before “Touch Myself”, we were playing “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oats. And there’s probably 10 other Hall & Oats bangers that’d be good to cover. I like songs with a solid groove. Maybe Fat Boy Slim should come next.

 

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Which song of yours holds the most meaning and why?
Even the title of each song takes us to a different place. Often we think about where and when it was written. "What Is Growing Up" definitely sums up the vibe of our last album. I’d say that Louis’ choice of most meaningful song would be “Walk Over Everything I Do” seeing as it was very specific about his situation at the time. It’d be “Risky Love” for me. No one really feels the humour behind the song because the production is quite dark. It’s about the most alpha bloke that we know and what it would be like to sleep around with his girlfriend.

What was it like recording the “Robbery” music video? How long did it take and what was the best memory?
We filmed it over a large part of our European tour. Jack Shepherd came along with us to shoot it. We’d get up every morning and rush off to the most iconic landmark in each city. We were running on a few hours’ sleep every night. We used different females in each place… girls at the shows, family, friends and I even got in a dress for a few shots.

 

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If you could grow up in any era, which would it be?
I enjoyed growing up without a mobile phone. iPhones only came to Australia after I left high school. Now it’s really taken over and you don’t even see kids on the street anymore. It’s kind of freaky. At least people are still seeing live music.

Which has been your favourite music video to record?
“Naturally" was definitely the most fun. But making out with our best mate Tommy was pretty rank - he intentionally ate a greasy burger and had a few ciggies before we got stuck into it.

Being brothers, what movie best depicts your childhood?
Anything with Jim Carey in it. We were obsessed with Ace Ventura and The Mask. So good.

Woodford Folk Festival 27 Dec – 1 Jan. Tickets via woodfordfolkfestival.com/tickets

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Article by Fiona Williams

Fiona is a Journalist and Food Writer who grew up in Adelaide. From Sydney to Brisbane to Canberra and now back to Brisbane, she now calls our wonderful city home. She’s a beauty fanatic obsessed with rose hip oil and she’s definitely made up of at least 80% dry shampoo. A lifelong campaigner against the word ‘good’, Fi (as she likes to be called) loves nothing more than using juicy adjectives and putting honey in her tea.