New to the scene, Lemon Drink is a collaboration between friends Sophie Bartholomew and Kirstie ‘KC’ Cunningham, born out of a mutual love for amaretto sours and alternative music.
Lemon Drink began in 2017 as an acoustic, on the side/fun project, as an outlet to write songs with a sense of humour about being a 20-something woman, including (but not limited to) bad dates, horoscopes and bringing down the patriarchy(!). However, after debuting a few songs at local open mic nights and by-chance acoustic gigs, the pair quickly realised that their songs had legs and were resonating with audiences.
In 2018, Lemon Drink evolved to a fuller, electric sound as this was the best way to bring the songs to life. Enlisting session musicians Harry (drums) and Liam (bass), allowed the pair to develop the band’s sound into deceptively sweet yet powerful rock, combining catchy hooks, haunting vocal melodies and relatable lyrics.
Having only gigged with a full band sound for under a year, Lemon Drink have already had the pleasure of supporting some of their aspirational bands, including Our Girl and Lazy Day as well as headlining a local showcase at King Tut’s.
Whilst not wanting to replicate their favourite musicians, Sophie and KC have certainly been influenced by listening to bands such as The Big Moon, Marika Hackman, Alvvays, First Aid Kit, Black Honey, Laura Marling and take inspiration from the riot grrrl movement.
In May 2019 Lemon Drink “signed” to Last Night From Glasgow and will work together to release their first single and EP over the latter half of 2019 and early 2020 before beginning work on their debut album slotted for release 2021.
You can catch Lemon Drink opening LNFG’s showcase show at Oran Mor on November 3rd, grab tickets — here —.