Time to buy your 2024 calendar as there’s an important date to mark on it: Lime Garden‘s debut album One More Thing arrives on 16 February via So Young. Alongside the album announcement, the Brighton band has shared a single called “Love Song” with Chloe Howard saying:
“Annabel wrote the tune in her bedroom, when she was in a musical slump and had been listening to a lot of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem. We had been trying to write an “upbeat” song for months and finally this appeared. Lyrically the song explores jumping into joy and love even when you feel you are not worthy of it. Embracing your cringe and not caring what others think.”
Despite its title, “Love Song” finds Lime Garden announcing “you know that I love you but this ain’t a love song”. Instead it’s a song that treads an itching, irritated path through tears and blood to “a world that I can’t even see with one open eye”. Although invisible, this imagined place seems to represent warmth, kindness and love – and the irrepressible chorus has Lime Garden asserting “As I walk / As I bleed / I wanna take you everywhere with me”. Despite the sighing, demure vocal delivery, Lime Garden ensure that the song remains an infectious shock of indie – audibly pulling their singer through her malaise.
12 Oct | Gorilla, Manchester 13 Oct | Bootleg Social, Blackpool 14 Oct | Live @ Leeds Festival
3 Nov | Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik
27 Feb | YES (Pink Room), Manchester 28 Feb | Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 29 Feb | Hug & Pint, Glasgow 2 Mar | Workman’s, Dublin 3 Mar | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 4 Mar | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 6 Mar | Fleece, Bristol 7 Mar | Lafayette, London 8 Mar | Chalk, Brighton