Lime Cordiale, the Sydney band who have been gaining huge momentum and winning over legions of fans all across the globe, officially announce the release of their hotly-anticipated second LP. The album title is a parody of self-help books and it's songs represent "lessons" on how to be your best self, packed with incisive commentary about their mates, lovers and the world at large.
"We all have a certain level of power so remember, the power is yours," say the boys, "Be a better you." Some of these messages might be sharp, but the sunny, buoyant, music makes them easy to digest. 14 Steps was recorded over two weeks on a farm in New South Wales with "no reception and no distractions." As with the first album, they worked with producer Dave Hammer and this time, with an established rapport, were able to experiment and play; "find beautiful sounds and wreck them." Elephant in the Room features choppy arrangement and vocal distortion; Screw Loose has a sludgy, ska-like vibe. On Our Own is breezy surf pop, while Money has edgy, art-rock textures. No two songs are alike, but all of them go down as easily as an ice-cold beer in a heatwave. Still buzzing from their Hottest 100 sweep (four songs under 40 in triple j's Hottest 100 of 2019), the year ahead looks equally bright for Lime Cordiale.