SXSW Music Coverage: Lime Cordiale from Australia Visit SXSW for the First Time
Is this your first trip to SXSW?
Yes. This is our first trip to the states. This is our first time at South By and it's going great.
The music is crazy, overwhelming, amazing. People are saying that Austin is awesome when South By Southwest isn't here. It's the live music capital of the world people say. It's incredible. I look forward to coming lots of times now.
You guys are brothers and so that's how you got started. But when did you decide to start performing together?
Mom sort of squished us together and started duets, like classical duets. Lots of boring stuff. Not that we liked it though. We were brothers. We were enemies. We started playing together when we could stand each other's company.
How did you come up with the name of your band?
It comes from our last name Leimbach and also a music festival where we first started playing; our auntie's music festival in the south of France called Music Cordiale. We were on a family trip and we had a guitar with us and started a few songs. I don't know how we came up with a name we just kind of popped into our heads when we were at the festival and it went from there.
You have a new EP out. Tell us about that.
It's called "Falling Up the Stairs" and we recorded over a long period of time over six months with a producer in Sydney kind of like a mentor. We went into the studio not wishing to record anything at first. We recorded stuff for our own sake. We did a whole bunch of demos; about 11 demos chosen from a whole bunch of songs that we had written. Over that period of time we knotted out a sound that we liked and chose five of our favorite songs and rerecorded them and put them on an EP. It was a long process. I don't know if people get to work that closely with a producer but it took long. We've been playing all the songs live for a couple of years and it was more of finding those guitar sounds and playing.
What do you like most about travelling and what do you like least?