Today, the 28th of May, Lemon from Amsterdam kicks off the Third Summer of Love with a second release that features Catch Coffey of the legendary Stereo MC’s as their guest singer. The previous collaboration, titled Love Can Take You Places, collected raving reviews. “Lemon could quite be one of the biggest hidden gems within the kingdom of The Netherlands” said weblog It’s All Indie after the release. Independent Music Reviews wrote: “a brilliant danceable beat that carries the listener to another world”. STATIS wrote: “a monument”.
This new release has a more psychedelic, more meditative feel, culminating in a spacey guitar solo in the finale. It’s the fourth single released after the release of Lemon’s fifth album in 2019, that collected raving reviews in as far as Australia.
Lemon is heavily influenced by the sound of the 2nd Summer of Love, when bands like Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, The Charlatans, The Farm and The Stone Roses mixed Sixties pop with some psychedelic influences and a load of dance influences. Other bands who take inspiration from this sound are The Kooks, Kasabian, Cut Copy, Jagwar Ma, Chk Chk Chk and Hard-Fi. Lemon titles their interpretation of this sound NEDchester (referring to the MADchester genre: NED stands for The Netherlands, in Dutch: Nederland).
Lemon are Mark ‘Bong The Bass’ Bongers (bass, vocals), Paul Hesen (drums, vocals), Ralf Hesen (guitars, vocals) and Thomas Gense (guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals).