Hello and welcome to DIY’s introducing feature, Get To Know… getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.
This week, however, Get To Know… comes with a bit of a twist! To celebrate DIY’s Great Escape First Fifty showcase - which is happening down at Hackney’s Studio 9294 on Wednesday 17th November - we’ve invited the brilliant Brighton quartet Lime Garden to tackle our questions (and give us a few tips for what to do when we hit The Great Escape proper next year)!
They’ll be performing live as part of the First Fifty alongside three other incredible new artists: Priya Ragu, SIPHO. and Daisy Brain. You can get your hands on the final few tickets for the show right here.
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
Electronic dance music meets guitar band wonky slink pop.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
Finally getting to choose the CDs in my [Leila Deeley, guitar] dad’s car on the way to school.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)
Courtney Barnett! Her observational style of lyricism has been a huge inspiration for the way that we like to write our music.
You’re from Brighton - how is the scene there at the moment? Are there other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
Bands like Porridge Radio, Penelope Isles, Holiday Ghosts have all sort of paved the way in Brighton and have definitely been big inspirations for us over the past couple of years.
For those headed to The Great Escape next year, what would be your one Brighton tip?
Google ‘pre-historic seagull Brighton’. Also if you’re at the bar, ask for a shot of ‘Tuaca’.
Who is your dream collaborator and why?
We would love to collaborate with Metronomy on something, they are a big inspiration for us.
What three words would you use to describe your live set?
Dance, party, yes.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to into the new year?
We’ve got some super exciting gigs and tours that we’re patiently waiting to announce.
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
To relate to our songs. We love hearing the different meanings people find within our music and the idea that everybody has their own personal perspective on the same song is super exciting to us.
Lime Garden play DIY & The Great Escape’s First Fifty showcase at Studio 9294 on Wednesday 17th November. Buy tickets here.
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