Shows in Mexico City, Mexico, Austin, USA, London, England. And also Dingle, Kerry. Not bad for an artist with only one track to his name. And yet, Irish producer/ songwriter Lemonade Shoelace has continued to meet and exceed all expectations placed upon him.
When his debut single was picked up by the likes of KEXP and BBC, lauded by VANS and Gibson and supported by Yungblud and Denzel Curry, it felt less like a whirlwind and more like a plan finally falling into place. Now removed from the campaign that has taken him and his single global, Lemonade Shoelace emerges from his technicolour cocoon ahead of performances at SXSW and The Great Escape, with the news of fresh music for 2023.
A native of Newcastle, Co. Down. he name-checks King Gizzard, Oscar Lang, Alfie Templeman and Tame Impala as inspirations. A specialist in creating dense, vibrant melodies and melding them with dream-pop arrangements and free-flowing psychedelic sensibilities, LS is a visual artists as much as a musical one, on a one- man mission to paint some colour back on the world.
“I knew I wanted to get something bold and colourful. Not just visuals but music you have to listen twice to. I love music where every time you listen to it, you hear something else in the song. Interesting music.
The intention behind these songs is to create joy, fun, excitement and playfulness within the listener’s mind. I want to remind people to relax and not to take life so seriously, and if you plant the seeds of any idea or feeling it will grow into the most spectacular flowers - but only if you water them”