Lime Cordiale’s infectious performances and genuine interactions with their fans has made them one of Australia’s buzziest bands. It’s a fact that was reflected in July 2020 when they scored their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts with “14 Steps to a Better You”.
In a watershed moment later the same year, Lime Cordiale chalked up an incredible eight ARIA Award nominations, making them the most nominated act of 2020 and landing them their debut ARIA Award for Best Breakthrough Artist. Soon afterward, in January’s triple j Hottest 100 countdown, the band scored an unprecedented five tracks in the top 26, their highest-ranking song ‘On Our Own’ claiming 11th position.
Oli and Louis followed this up in 2021 winning Best Live Act at the ARIA Awards, and doubled down in the Hottest 100 with entries for What’s Not To Like (#41) and Apple Crumble (#14) from their Cordi Elba EP recorded with Idris Elba.
“When you release a song, you don’t realise that people know it until you play a show and people are singing that song back to you,” says Oli. “That’s pretty huge, and it’s incredibly rewarding.”