Two “goodfellas”, catchy rock’n’roll and lemons – these were the ingredients needed to give birth to The Lemon Lovers in Oporto 2012.
Down on a basement during three long days “Hangover” (2013) – their first EP – came to life!
“Hangover” gave The Lemon Lovers the chance to take their bluesy rock’n’roll all around the country for two beautiful years!
Many songs were written along the way and in 2015 “Loud, Sexy & Rude” comes out naturally as their first LP.
Leaving the basement behind and with higher expectations this first album was recorded and mixed at Reno Studios in Madrid on a single week with the mentoring of Brais González. The mastering took place at Magic Garden Studios, in Los Angeles by Brian Lucey (ArcticMonkeys, The Black Keys, Chet Faker) giving the record the final touch it needed to be released.
“The 55” and “No Shoes” were the first two singles to be picked out from the LP and both music videos were directed under the creativity of Vasco Mendes. “No Shoes” won the best music video of 2016 by P3 – Público.
Within a few months after the album release The Lemon Lovers were invited to be part of the record “New Portuguese Talents 2015” produced by Fnac.
“The 55 Bus Tour” took the Portuguese band in an adventurous journey all around Europe. By stepping over 30 stages in 9 countries in less than 40 days they had the opportunity to present their music to a wider audience and that demanding experience enabled them to grow.
The second European Tour had 10 shows, “Lost in Visegrad Tour” in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland over the first two weeks of March.
“Watching the Dancers” was entirely recorded and mixed onto analog tape by João Brandão and mastered by Miguel Pinheiro Marques at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira, city of Oporto. “Cosmic Lovers” was the first single followed by “Mexican Way” and “Wrong”. Their latest album brought them the opportunity to perform in the best venues across Portugal.
February 2018 the band will embark on their third adventure discovering the old continent. Three dozens of concerts and a few thousands of kilometers in asphalt, since teleportation is yet to be invented.
Their two LPs will take another spin alongside with some new songs that will please anyone who wants to take a peek into the band’s future.
“Watching the Dancers” was recently edited in vinyl and you can get a copy at one of their shows on this longs journey that goes through Spain, France, Italy, Austria and Poland.