Photography by Kalisha Quinlan

Kieran Webber
Kieran Webber

Founder of CLUNK Magazine. Normally found hunched over his desk searching for new music.

The soaring Brighton band Lime Garden return with their dizzying new single ‘Nepotism (baby)’

Brightons Lime Garden have blessed us with their new single ‘Nepotism (baby)’, following their previous release ‘Bitter’ back in October. The track was produced by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey, Yard Act) and sees the band expand on what is already a stellar run of releases. Lime Garden are quickly building a strong fan base and have sold out shows across the UK, played SXSW, and are now priming to play a variety of Festival stages.

‘Nepotism (baby)’ opens with the reverbed vocals of front woman Chloe Howard, creating space for the rest of the band to come flying into scope in dramatic fashion. A wave of guitars and percussion comes cascading towards the listener, making for a delightfully overwhelming entrance. The track plays like an early 00’s/90’s grunge a la pop-punk track, it’s a very retrospective sound. Yet, as always with Lime Garden there is an air of freshness within their music that is modern and instantly recognisable.

Speaking on the track Chloe Howard says: “‘Nepotism (baby)’ was written as a commentary on modern society, imagining my  life as if I was someone born into fame. Writing the track gave me the feeling of being a teenager again, writing songs in my bedroom using three chords or less. The sound of this song pays homage to the beginnings of this band as four angsty teens who love guitars.”

Listen/watch here:

See Lime Garden live in 2023:

20 Jul | Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon

21 Jul | Latitude, Henham

28 Jul | Kendal Calling, Kendal

29 Jul | Y Not, Pikehall

3-5 Aug | Wilderness, Oxfordshire

12 Aug | Musikfestwochen, Winterhur

18 Aug | MS Dockville, Hamburg

26 Aug | Canela Party, Malaga

31 Aug – 3 Sep | End of The Road, Dorset

23 Sept | Float Along Festival, Sheffield

14 Oct | Live @ Leeds Festival

3 Nov | Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik