LIVE REVIEW: Lime Cordiale – Riverstage

Lime Cordiale are quickly heading towards arena status with their polished live show receiving a big production upgrade. Closing out their 14 Steps To A Better You Tour in Brisbane at The Riverstage for their biggest headline show yet to 9500 people, the energy was undeniably ecstatic. The merch line was just as long as the bar line, and the mosh pit was swaying with anticipation for the moment the Sydney based pop-rock group would finally take to the stage. 

With video screens playing an intro for the band, they all walked out onto stage for their signature daggy greetings with each other before igniting into the opening trio of songs ‘On Our Own’, ‘Naturally’, and ‘Addicted To The Sunshine’. The production value for this show was immediately impressive with a huge lighting rig, and LED screens bringing a whole new visual identity to the staging, while the sleek polished white stage had different levels that gave the stage extra height and a full pop star look. And then the tour costumes were that extra flair the brought everything together with this shiny aesthetic. When you put all of those elements together it genuinely felt like an arena tour. And it even had elements of a boyband show meets the new aesthetic of Harry Styles with its humorous and candid banter intertwined with this very polished aesthetic.

The set list bounced between both their albums as well as their EP’s, and was treated like a greatest hits show with all the triple j heavy rotation tracks as well as the hardcore fan favourites for good measure. ‘Reality Check Please’, ‘Money’, and ‘Screw Loose’ followed, before they performer their recent single ‘Facts Of Life’ which got a loud singalong for a track that has only been out for a few weeks. 

Usually roaming into the crowd to a B stage for ‘Waking Up Easy’, they decided to stay on the main stage and have their “kumbaya” moment with the crowd as they described it. Kicking back into gear, they had songs like ‘Hanging Upside Down’, ‘No Plans To Make Plans’, ‘Temper Temper’ and their Like A Version cover of ‘I Touch Myself’ bring the energy back up, before closing out the show with ‘Apple Crumble’, ‘Robbery’ and ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’. 

From start to finish this show was very polished, but it still felt like a classic Lime Cordiale show. The musicianship was strong and the cheekiness was definitely in-tact, they just had a big production elevating it all up, and something tells me it’s just going to keep getting bigger. 

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Photos by Zac Montgomery

Lime Cordiale Australian Tour

Thursday 12 May – Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Friday 13 May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Saturday 14 May – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour