“Do I ever feel the need to breakout the shred? Absolutely. All the time”: Meet Lime Garden’s Leila Deeley – the UK guitarist refreshing indie-pop with a heavy-strung Jaguar and a $30 fuzz pedal

Leila Deeley of the Lime Garden playing a Fender Stratocaster
(Image credit: Björn Buddenbohm)

UK-based Lime Garden mash up a unique mix of alternative, rock and electronic influences to create their own special sauce of indie-flavored pop with attitude. 

Guitarist Leila Deeley’s lush sonic textures are the bedrock upon which the band’s sound is built – never showboating, always keenly aware that the song is king. They’ve just released their debut album, One More Thing, an effervescent concoction of instant pop classics.

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.