FFO: brighton-based genre benders LIME
Illustration by Greta White.
Despite having only one officially-released song on Spotify, LIME - Chloe Howard, Annabel Whittle, Leila Deeley, and Tippi Morgan - have been making and releasing music and playing shows since the beginning of 2019. They've been featured on a handful of official Spotify playlists, including Hot New Bands and Alt. Rocked. "Surf N Turf" has also been spun quite frequently on BBC 6 Music Recommends on their "Introducing List," alongside the likes of Fontaines D.C., Christine and the Queens, and Sports Team.
"Surf N Turf" itself is a song unlike anything I've heard this year. It's funky, it's fresh, it's all twangy, sweet guitars and elastic synth and heartfelt bass we normally associate with post-punk - not a surf-rock track. Such is the nature of this band, though; they've taken it upon themselves to defy genre and to defy your expectations of them - the song starts, and you assme it'll behave one single, certain way. It doesn't even end up behaving in another. It ends up, rather, a mix of many things - things you might not have expected would fit together (aspects of surf-rock and post-punk, for example), but they slot together very nicely in "Surf N Turf." If you like bands such as Talk Show, FEET, or Egyptian Blue, you'll love LIME. They're high on my list of bands to keep an eye out for.
They most recently participated in Strong Island Recordings's Interstellar Food Drive, performing a live version of their tune "Surf N Turf" - all of the proceeds from the charity livestream went to The Trussell Trust, who've been raising money for food banks who provide support for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their next upcoming gig is in London on the 8th of October, supporting .They can be found on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud, where you'll find the rest of their music that isn't available on traditional streaming platforms. You can also head to the band's Bandcamp page and support them by purchasing their music and merch.