The Limiñanas - 'Costa Blanca'

A mood piece – high on repetition, fuzz and sitar – and The Limiñanas' darkest, densest record yet

The Limiñanas - 'Costa Blanca'

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  • Label: Trouble In Mind
6 / 10 A sticker on the cover of The Limiñanas’ self-titled 2010 debut read, in French: “New French pop music for the next millennium”. It was an optimistic claim for a Perpignan-based male-female duo who make music that’s deeply rooted in the mid ’60s. Classic Parisian pop, Californian psych, garage/surf rock, Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone were the reference points then, and they remain on third album ‘Costa Blanca’. It’s a mood piece – high on repetition, fuzz and sitar – and their darkest, densest yet, with tracks like ‘Votre Coté Yéyé M’emmerde’ and ‘Liverpool’ sounding far more Velvet Underground & Nico than Françoise Hardy. All boxes ticked for hip retromaniacs, but certainly not “the next millennium”.

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