Lemoncello have shared their self-titled debut album ahead of a run of UK dates including Manchester’s Halle St Michaels supporting Caoilfhionn Rose.

The Manchester gig is one of 15 UK and Ireland dates they have lined up across May and June.

The nine track Lemoncello album features the singles Harsh Truths, Old Friend and new release Dopamine which lands alongside a video.  The new track finds Lemoncello searching for a sense of self amongst a series of distractions, doom-scrolling and irrelevancies.  Speaking about the video, director Sophie O’Donovan explained, “With the video for Dopamine we wanted to play with the idea of being addicted to your phone, without taking it too seriously. We created a world that’s a mixture between bored housewives from the 1950s and some dystopian future where people never leave their homes. As Laura and Claire doom scroll, the people they see online appear in the room with them.”

The duo adopted an analogue approach to recording and mixing the album, using 2 inch tape with produced Julie McLarnon for a raw and old-school feel.  On recording the album, Lemoncello said, “Recording the album on tape felt like the right way to capture the energy between us as a band. You don’t record to tape to make a really clean product – and that’s not what this album is – it’s an unfiltered document of a place and time. It was such a joy working with Julie. We didn’t look at a computer screen the whole time making the record. The best part of recording to tape is the limitations that it brings. – so in this way we benefited from having to make choices quickly and trust instinct and feeling more than technical ‘correctness’. The magic comes when you put your trust in it.”

When do Lemoncello perform at Manchester’s Halle St Michaels?

Lemoncello support Caoilfhionn Rose at Manchester’s Halle St Michaels on 31 May 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of 15 UK and Ireland dates they are playing:
4 May   –   Limerick, Dolans
5 May   –   Dingle, Feile na Bealtaine
9 May   –   Belfast, Ulster Sports Club
10 May   –   Kilkenny, Cleere’s
11 May   –   Maynooth Music and Minds Festival
15 May   –   Dublin, Whelans
19 May   –   Cork, Coughlans
23 May   –   Wexford, Arts Centre
26 May   –   Dundalk, The Spirit Store
29 May   –   Glasgow, Hug and Pint
30 May   –   Newcastle, The Groove
31 May   –   Manchester, Halle St Michaels
2 June   –   Southbourne, The Wight Bear
3 June   –   Brighton, The Folklore Rooms
4 June   –   London, The Moth Club

image of Lemoncello courtesy Ellius Grace