What Are They Listening To? A Playlist From Melenas

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Words by Jasmine Bourgeois
Photo by Ander Iribarren

Melenas is a band from Pamplona, a small town in Northern Spain. The group includes Oihana Herrera, María del Amor Zubiaur, Leire Zabala, and Laura Torre. The four describe their sound as “reverbcore-fuzz- pop: pop melodies with a lot of reverb and a big, fuzzy presence.”  Melanas’ debut album dropped in November 2017, and it has garnered a lot of attention since. The band is playing festivals around Spain including Madrid Popfest, FIB Benicassim, and Bilbao BBK Live, and also played South by Southwest in Austin, Texas just last spring.

The band put together their favorite songs and made a playlist for us!


Carole King – “The Road To Nowhere”

Bob Hocko and The Swamp Rats – “I’m Going Home”

Billy Fury – “Wondrous Place”

Las Aventuras de Kirlian – “Víctor


The Field Mice – “Sensitive”

Slumber Party – “Sooner or Later”

The Vaselines –  “Teenage Superstars”  

Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Anemone”

The Go-Betweens – “Surfing Magazines”

Paul & Linda McCartney – “Monkberry Moon Delight”

Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater”

Moon Duo –  “Cross-Town Fade”

Wire – “Outdoor Miner”

Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant”

Stereolab – “The Seeming and the Meaning”

Spiritualized – “Come Together”


Keep Up with Melenas

Check out Melenas in Issue 34. You can read the full feature and grab yourself a copy at our store.


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