Live Review: Lime Cordiale, Approachable Members Of Your Local Community, Teenage Dads

14 October 2019 | 11:50 am | Stoney Webb

"Lime Cordiale upped the ante."

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Teenage Dads took the red-carpeted stage at Perth’s Astor Theatre with some serious geeky dad energy. The band wooed the crowd and encouraged us to sway our hips along to psychedelic '70s melodies and beachy guitar, complemented by vocals reminiscent of The Strokes. We had to remind ourselves we weren't watching a '70s prom band in a romantic teen comedy - dressed in matching white pants and Hawaiian shirts, they certainly looked the part. 

Emerging in stylish matching Adidas outfits (red tonight), Approachable Members Of Your Local Community kicked off with Semiotic Vision - delivering nerdy vibes in a ridiculously charming way. Their sound, which blends spirited indie-pop melodies with '80s funk, makes every song sound like a throwback. Just when we thought the show was over, the band whipped out the coolest cover of Eiffel 65's Blue (Da Ba Dee), welcoming Perth group Dulcie on stage to help wrap up the performance in the most community-oriented way possible.

Headliners Lime Cordiale unleashed insane amounts of eccentricity for this show in celebration of newest single Robbery. Performing in the “best fucking venue we’ve ever played in”, brothers Louis and Oli Leimbach charmed us with fresh music while remaining loyal to the signature style and swagger that we've seen on stage time and time again. This time around Lime Cordiale upped the ante, adding groovy jazz intervals throughout songs like Up In The Air that featured clarinet solos and funky dancing sequences, keeping the young audience on their toes. Nick Polovineo impressed us with his powerful trombone solos, resulting in enthusiastic screams and whistles from the crowd whenever he had the spotlight. All up, the band showed how much they’ve grown over their recent tour, working together effortlessly and projecting a new level of confidence.