What is your name and role within Lime Cordiale?
Oliver Leimbach – singer, guitarist and songwriter along with my brother Louis.
How did Lime Cordiale form?
I played in multiple bands throughout High School and they kept breaking up. After the 4th or so breakup, it was obvious that I had to look elsewhere. Louis had started playing bass and always screamed out vocals around the house so it seemed to make sense to start something with him. We were natural enemies for years before but as brothers grow older, they often start to become friends.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Sydney, Australia. It’s suffering. We’re currently experiencing a “War On Music” between the industry and the government. Festivals are under constant stress with high fees and strong regulations. Venues are closing down due to curfews and noise complaints. But the lovers of music are fighting back and their passion is more exciting than ever.
What have you been working on recently?
We’ve been working on touring as hard as possible whilst also completing our second album.
You’re playing Bad Friday’s 10th anniversary on April 19 at Fraser Park, what do you have in store for this show?
This festival has had some amazing line-ups in the past. There’s a lot to live up to. It’s a festival that I’ve always wanted to attend but never been around for. We’ll be working to make it bigger than any other Sydney show we’ve ever done.
Who are you looking forward to seeing play?
DMA’s are always a favourite of ours. We’re incredibly lucky to have Jungle on the lineup – they kill it live. It’ll be great to hang out with Georgia June, who just supported us on our last tour, and they’re a great band. Crocodylus are from our home town so we’ll have to be front and centre for that.
How did this show come about for Lime Cordiale?
We’ve been nagging to get on the line-up for years so I guess they just gave in.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Papooz. I discovered a live performance they did on YouTube for “A Takeaway Show by La Blogotheque”. Papooz are French and they’re absolutely insane. It looks like their second album is about to come out and it’s all I’m looking forward to.
What do you have planned for 2019?
We’re really trying to finish our album throughout March. We’re driving up north to a farm and have a week to get it in the can. After that, we don’t have a weekend off. We have the second year of our own annual festival called “The Squeeze” happening in June. Then we’re off to Europe for 2 months before our album comes out. Then back to Aus for the Summer.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Indian Curry. All the best spots in Sydney. Maya Vegetarian in Surry Hills. Faheem in Enmore. Cheer Factory in Newport. Gurtaj in Collaroy. You gotta go to the good ones.