French psych duo The Limiñanas come to Soup Kitchen Manchester for the opening gig of a six date UK tour following the recent release of their latest album Shadow People.  The album was produced and recorded at The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe’s studio in Berlin and released in January.

One of France’s most beloved 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 tour also follow their recent video for Dimanche, featuring French chanteur Bertrand Belin, who also provides vocals on the song, and actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who sings on the album’s title track ‘Shadow People’. Also present is Foulke de Boixo, the dancing hero from the album’s previous videos.

Where and when do The Limiñanas perform in Manchester?

The Limiñanas headline at Soup Kitchen Manchester on 1 May, the opening gig of a six date UK tour:
1 May   –   Manchester, Soup Kitchen
2 May   –   Newcastle, The Cluny
3 May   –   Glasgow, Broadcast
4 May   –   Leeds, The Brudenell
5 May   –   London, The Garage
6 May   –   Brighton, The Hope