LISTEN: LIME – ‘Toad Men’

A witty commentary on the folks you might see on your cheap-and-cheerful package holiday, LIME have shared their latest track, ‘Toad Men’. Released today (1st May), the track was recorded during the current lockdown period, and any money raised from downloads & purchases of the accompanying zine will go straight to charity!

Coming together from across the UK, LIME are now based in Brighton, and the four-piece mix elements of psych, indie, and other genres to create their buoyant guitar tunes. Following on from previous single ‘Surf n Turf’, ‘Toad Men’ sees the group musing about the characters they’ve come across on their budget travels.

“Thomas cooked it, overbooked it this time” the band jest, with deadpan “oooh la las” and garage rock riffs underscoring their observations about “Mayfair cigarettes and eating fish and chips.” It’s easy to imagine you’re somewhere else when listening to the track, and that’s exactly the kind of escapism the band had in mind when they were writing it.

Listen to ‘Toad Men’ below and follow LIME on bandcamp & Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

WATCH: CIEL – ‘Naked’ (Live Session)

Recorded at Bella Studios by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter and filmed by Summer Dean, Brighton alt-pop outfit CIEL have shared a live video for their track ‘Naked’. Filled with soft vocals, hazy guitar sounds and dreamy keys, the track is a taste of what’s to come from the band over the next few months.

After being involved in different projects in the Dutch indie scene, vocalist Michelle Hindriks moved to Brighton in 2018. The change of scenery and the music community she immersed herself in sparked her creativity, and she soon transformed CIEL from a solo act into a band project. Guitarist Jorge Bela Jimenez, bassist/songwriter Kieran Mansfield, and drummer Lawrie Miller now complete the lineup, and together CIEL create sounds reminiscent of Alvvays, Broadcast and Cate Le Bon.

The band are currently recording their second EP with Jack Wolter, which will be mixed by Iggy B in Strongroom Studios in London. The first single is set for release in Autumn 2019, so keep your eyes peeled. Listen to CIEL’s live version of ‘Naked’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

CIEL 2019 UK Live Dates
01.10 – The Green Door Store, Brighton (Supporting TEEN)
11.11 – The Latest Music Bar, Brighton (Supporting China Bears)

Photo: Jantina Talsma

Kate Crudgington