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THE LIMIÑANAS REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TROIS BANCS + UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY

January 31, 2019

THE LIMIÑANAS WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TROIS BANCS’ 

UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY – LIVE AT 100 CLUB ON 13 FEBRUARY

NEW ALBUM ‘I’VE GOT TROUBLE IN MIND VOL. 2’

COLLECTION OF RARE AND UNRELEASED MATERIAL OUT NOW THROUGH BECAUSE MUSIC

“Sounds as if they have stepped out of Quentin Tarantino’s dreams…. a 60s-saturated stunner” Uncut“Garagey, soundtrack-infused psych, a swirl of pounding drums, spoken French, baroque melodies” Mojo”The Limiñanas always sound effortless and cool” Brooklyn Vegan  

To mark their live return to the UK in February with a tour which includes a sold-out London headline show at legendary 100 Club on the 13th February, French psych duo The Limiñanas has shared a new video for ‘Trois Bancs, a track taken their latest album ‘I’ve Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2’, a collection of rare recordings, 7″ singles and unreleased materials, out now on Because Music. 

“The ‘Trois Bancs’ (Three Benches) of this song are those from a French school in the 80s. With all the cliques from that period: the mods, the skins, the punks, the rude boys”, says Lionel Limiñana, “It’s a trip. We don’t really know what happens to the main character. He’s probably dreaming. He comes across all the other characters of the story through a lysergic prism. He finds himself in a series of familiar situations, in which he meets all the important people in his life. The video by Sylvain Rusque tells that story. He’s done a huge, meticulous and highly dedicated work. I gave him very few information, only certain elements about the story and the people in it. We were very impressed when he showed us the film and so we’re very proud to release it today.” 

Director Sylvain Rusque added: “I introduced myself to The Limiñanas and expressed my motivation to collaborate. I showed them some of my work and they really liked it. They told me about the ‘Trois Bancs’ and trusted me. The freedom to create I enjoyed creating this video really reflects their mindset. Additionally, I decided to introduce some references to their career and their last album.”  

UK TOUR

THU 07 FEB – ACADEMY 3 – MANCHESTER, UK

FRI 08 FEB – GRAND SOCIAL – DUBLIN, IRELAND

SAT 09 FEB – GODS WAITING ROOM @ THE BLACK ROOM – BELFAST, UK – SOLD OUT

SUN 10 FEB – BROADCAST – GLASGOW, UK

TUE 12 FEB – EXCHANGE – BRISTOL, UK

WED 13 FEB – 100 CLUB – LONDON, UK – SOLD OUT

   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”. 

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