From Sydney To Santa Cruz

The Catalyst Welcomes Lime Cordiale


Unapologetically, pop Aussie brother’s Oli and Louis Leimbach have been making their way through the West Coast gaining new listener’s every venue they hit on their Passport Approved Tour. Lime Cordiale, a five-piece indie rock band led by the Leimbach brothers, provided a fun vibe to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz during their American Tour. The Sydney based band carries a versatile musical identity by making use of a  number of different instruments like the trombone, trumpet, and clarinet during their set.

Starting off the night with their breakthrough single “Sleeping at Your Door” Lime Cordiale attempted to jazz up the rather empty Catalyst. With a grooving sound channeling the minds of bands like The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club, and Bombay Bicycle Club, the brothers definitely use their classical backgrounds to create a unique sound.


Unsurprisingly, the venue was not completely filled as the band is attempting to gain more followers during their American tour, which could have caused for the show not having as much energy as one would have thought. Nonetheless, the band continues to showcase their latest EP ‘Falling Up The Stairs’, capitalizing on their catchy hooks and happy go lucky attitude toward the music scene.


The quality of the performance is something that should not go unnoticed. Hitting technical glitches here and there, the band managed to carry a great unity throughout the set. The Leimbach brothers led the band in trading off vocals, while the rest held their own.

Opening artists for the show included duo Giorgi + Leo, and fellow Aussie Hamish Anderson. Giorgi + Leo recently released their cover of Prince’s “When Dove’s Cry” on iTunes and demonstrated they are worthy for such a cover with impressive power vocals and ambient guitar overtones. Hamish Anderson had the most energetic performance of the night by far. His blue’s inspired music is something everyone should experience live.

Closing out the night with “Bullshit Aside” Lime Cordiale kept the energy alive as they work their way up the west coast to finish out the tour. If you want to listen to something good while you’re looking good driving down the CA 1, Lime Cordiale’s ska/pop take on indie rock is the perfect way to embrace the summer. And when you do pick up their latest EP, be sure to also grab their first EP 'Faceless Cat' featuring fun songs like “Pretty Girl” and “Wanna Go Home.”

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