Miss Espana’s debut LP is an infectious exploration of bass-propelled, darkly melodic synth punk.
Featuring Violeta from Rata Negra, it comes as no surprise that her richly potent Spanish-language vocals take centre stage. But this intriguing LP is anything but one dimensional. The bass work is thrilling, resonant and lithesome to the point that at times you have to remind yourself that there are no guitars. The drumming is sprightly and powerful, while the skeletal synths inject discordantly melodic flourishes. Miss Espana share a distinctly melancholic inclination with Rata Negra, but the overall effect is rawer, more strident.