Image: Tim Swallow
After scoring a whopping eight nominations for this years ARIA Awards, including Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Release and Best Group, Lime Cordiale are back with six new tracks on the deluxe edition of their sophomore record. Everyones favourite Aussie band have also just just dropped a brand new track, Reality Check Please. The song is set to appear on the deluxe version of their of their ARIA #1 album 14 Steps To A Better You (Relapse).
“It’s sometimes hard to know who’s crazy these days. Is it me, or is it you? Maybe it’s them. Who’s not overwhelmed?! We’re overstimulated most of the time and the key to a reality check is having a break from it all,” says Louis of Reality Check Please. “That’s the 15th step to the album,” adds Oli. “The streets and venues might be empty but it’s overcrowded in our heads. You need to turn everything off in order to put it into perspective.”
The breezy and laid back track came to be after the band found themselves with more time on their hands than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to keep them down, the Leimbach brothers hit the studio to work on new music, music that they felt continued the story of 14 Steps To A Better You. “It didn’t feel like we were writing for another album, these songs felt like unfinished business. We’re excited to be able to deliver six new ‘steps’ for those that didn’t feel fulfilled with the self-help guide we’d already given. For those that have relapsed, this one’s for you,” Oli shares of the new collection of songs.
With over 172 million streams combined, 14 Steps To A Better You is full of everyday life situations. Dealing and commenting on love and friendships, referencing the camaraderie of friendships and the intimacy of companionship. With the title parodying self-help books, the tracks offer lessons to their listeners. The record promotes kindness and helping not only the people around you, but the world itself. It is a body of work that shows not only the sonic development of the band throughout their career, but also the growth they have undertaken within their personal lives
Earlier this year, the band completed 48 sold-out performances in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Adelaide. The intimate Speakeasy Listening Parties coincided with the release of their sophomore record. Next, they’ll perform two-sold out shows in Newcastle for the Great Southern Nights, in addition to rescheduled sold-out performances in Adelaide and Brisbane.
Reality Check Please is out now! Listen to the track below. 14 Steps To A Better You (Relapse) is out November 13.
LIME CORDIALE TOUR DATES
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER | CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW | SOLD OUT SAT 7 NOVEMBER | CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW | SOLD OUT SPEAKEASY TOUR (RESCHEDULED) FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER | THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE, SA - SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - EARLY | SOLD OUT WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - LATE | SOLD OUT THURSDAY 7 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - EARLY | SOLD OUT THURSDAY 7 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - LATE | SOLD OUT FRIDAY 8 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - EARLY | SOLD OUT FRIDAY 8 JANUARY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD - LATE | SOLD OUT
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS TICKETS
23-25 JULY - NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS, BYRON BAY NSW