When was the last time that you were in a foul mood? For some it will be right now, others yesterday and for the lucky few but a distant memory. Timelines aside, you’d be lying to yourself to say that you’re permanently on top form. Acknowledging this flaw in the human existence, Brighton four-piece Lime Garden return with their new single ‘Bitter’.
A word of alt-pop comfort for the dark days, the track careers round the bend on distressed guitars and throbbing bass. Loaded with sound-bending synths, the single has all the get up and go of an 80’s nightclub. Matched with the hallucinogenic qualities of its accompanying music video – cue scenes of tormenting lobsters whilst you’re waiting for your mum to unlock the car – ‘Bitter’ will be sure to put a spring back in your step when you’re not feeling your very best.
Lead vocalist Chloe Howard shares: “Jealousy, anger and frustration are all channelled through this song. I think it’s important to indulge those feelings, as you then realise that everything passes eventually – hence the line ‘because the grass is greener once it’s rained’”.
With these sentiments in mind, next time you’re seeing red, take pleasure in screaming into your pillowcase, forgive yourself for punching the wall and whack on ‘Bitter’ as the soundtrack to bring you out to the other side in one-piece.
Having spent the best part of 2022 supporting alternative heavyweights Yard Act, IDLES and Sunflower Bean, Lime Garden are more than prepared to hit the festive season with a UK headline tour. If ‘Bitter’ is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing you bopping front and centre before the second track has begun.
Photo by Jasper Cable-Alexander
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