Formed over a mutual love of amaretto sours and alternative music, Lemon Drink is the brainchild of duo Sophie Bartholomew and Kirstie “KC” Cunningham. Formed in early 2017 as an acoustic duo, lemon Drink soon expanded in sound and in personnel. The acoustic guitars were put to the side and Lemon Drink became a 4-piece indie outfit exploring the sometimes challenging and often humorous aspects of modern life as a 20-something woman. Their debut single, A Song For You, is a serious tongur-in-cheek track about bad dating experiences, so The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new track and what plans are in store for the band.
TF: You have a new single out, that must be exciting?
Yeah, it’s so weird having a song out in the world that people are spending their time and money listening to!
TF: And what has been the reception been like to A Song For You, can you elaborate on the track?
The reception so far has been amazing. Particularly to the music video, which is a pretty accurate representation of the concept of the song – comically bad dates. It started out as a joke after Sophie went on a date with a guy who got too drunk and fell asleep and I (KC) wrote a verse about it as a bit of a joke, and then Sophie wrote one back about a funny experience I had and then the song just grew. And here we are.
TF: I know this is your debut single but can we look forward to an EP or LP from you soon?
We do have an as yet untitled EP coming out mid March via the lovely folks at LNFG. Name suggestions are welcome!
TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, particularly here in Scotland?
We’ve got a couple of shows left before the end of the year. We are supporting our label mates Cloth at the CCA on 15th Nov, and are doing a lil Christmas shindig with a host of other LNFG artists again at the CCA on 15th Dec. We’ve got a couple other things planned for the start of the year, so you’ll have to keep an eye on our socials.
TF: And what has been your favourite gig to date?
I think our single launch show at the Old Hairdressers has been our favourite so far! It sold out, which was wild and we had little confetti cannons (which was a personal highlight for me). The whole evening was really fun and it was nice that so many people came out to see us!