The Limiñanas  ‘I’ve Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2’

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French psych duo The Limiñanas will release their new album ‘I’ve Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2’ through Because Music on 16th November. Featuring rare recordings, 7″ singles and unrelased material, the collection is the follow up to 2014’s album ‘I’ve Got Trouble In Mind’. The duo, were widely acknowledged as one of the highlights at this year’s End of the Road Festival, have unveiled a video for ‘The Gift’. Taken from their previous album ‘Shadow People’ and featuring Peter Hook, the song has been remixed by Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the video can be viewed here:
WATCH ‘THE GIFT (feat. PETER HOOK)’ VIDEO HERE
“We wrote and recorded ‘The Gift’ at home in Cabestany and then finished it Berlin at Anton Newcombe’s studio,” explains Marie. “I’m pretty sure you’ll recognise Peter Hook’s lead bass. He’s been one of our heroes for a very long time. The video reflects on high school years in gangs; the mods, the skins, the rockabs and the rudeboys smoking cigarettes while hanging in the schoolyard. ‘The Gift’ looks at what’s happened to two of these people over the years and how they may have missed out on a lifelong love story. The video is directed by Aurélien Richter and features actor and dancer Foulques de Boixo.”

One of France’s most loved treasures, The Limiñanas are Marie (drums/vocals) and Lionel (guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals). Hailing from Perpignan, the duo straddles the boundary between psych, shoegaze, and yé-yé. With hazy, reverb-laden hooks, combined at times with noisy distortion, and fronted by effortlessly cool vocals, reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, the band is at once timeless and quintessentially French. The Limiñanas, who have produced records in their own garage for the last ten years, released their first rarities collection ‘Ive Got Trouble in Mind’ through Bill and Lisa Roe’s revered ‘Trouble In Mind’ label in 2014. As with the first installation, ‘Vol. 2′ features rare and unreleased tracks such as the duo’s version of The Kinks’ ‘Two Sisters’ (recorded for a MOJO magazine covermount compilation, produced by Anton Newcombe and remixed by Jim Diamond (White Stripes/The Sonics), a cover of The Lords of the New Church’s ‘Russian Roulette’ and live versions of fan’s favourites. 

“What was old is new again”… The old adage is so tired that nobody takes its proper measure: all people hear is the word “old”, when the important one is “new”. Making new things out of old things is an act of alchemy. It’s very complicated. You take rusted lead and transform it into sparkling gold… The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The Standells, Chocolate Watchband, Billy Childish and other garage heroes; Ennio Morricone, John Barry and 1960’s Italian songs; Can, Neu! and all the Teutonic knights of motoric groove; The Cramps, of course, Nick Cave, Gainsbourg and tonic psych rock: Lionel and Marie from the Limiñanas know them all by heart, they worship them. They drink from that well and, after a good kneading and pounding, they make something else out of it. “We don’t do revivalism”, states Lionel from behind his beard. “In fact, some purists are accusing us of selling out, which is a good sign”.
The band have also confirmed a European tour between Oct 2018 and February 2019, with more dates to be announced soon:
THU 18 OCT – SALA LA 2 DE APOLO – BARCELONA, SPAIN

FRI 19 OCT – TEATRO BARCELO’ – MADRID, SPAIN
SAT 20 OCT – SALA JIMMY JAZZ – VITORIA, SPAIN
SAT 03 NOV – SALLE DES FETES – QUESSOY, FRANCE
SAT 10 NOV – LO BOLEGASON – CASTRES CEDEX, FRANCE
THU 15 NOV – HAFENKLAG – HAMBURG, GERMANY
SUN 18 NOV – HAFENKLAG – HAMBURG, GERMANY
TUE 20 NOV – CENTRE CULTUREL KULTURFABRIK – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG
WED 21 NOV – LAITERIE – STRASBOURG, FRANCE
THU 22 NOV – LE ROMANDIE – VENNES-SUR-LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
FRI 23 NOV – LE NOUMATROUFF – MULHOUSE, FRANCE
SAT 24 NOV – LA VAPEUR, DIJON, FRANCE
WED 28 NOV – LA LIBERTE’ – L’ETAGE – RENNES, FRANCE
THU 29 NOV – ESPACE VAUBAN – BREST, FRANCE
FRI 30 NOV – STEREOLUX – SALLE MAXI – NANTES, FRANCE
SAT 01 DEC – L’ECHONOVA – SAINT-AVE’, FRANCE
WED 12 DEC – LE BRISE GLACE – ANNECY, FRANCE
THU 13 DEC – ESPACE JULIEN – MARSEILLE, FRANCE
FRI 14 DEC – LA BELLE ELECTRIQUE – GRENOBLE, FRANCE
SAT 15 DEC – L’ARCHIPEL, PERPIGNAN, FRANCE
THU 31 JAN – L’AUTRE CANAL – NANCY, FRANCE
TUE 05 FEB – PARADISO NOORD, TOLHUISTIN – NIEUW-AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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