Los Campesinos!- 'No Blues'

Los Campesinos!- 'No Blues'

The transition between the optimistic C86 vibes of 2008’s debut album ‘Hold On Now, Youngster’ and their more heartbroken fourth, 2011’s ‘Hello Sadness’, was remarkable. Follow-up ‘No Blues’ finds the band settling into a more...

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Los Campesinos! - 'Songs About Your Girlfriend'

Los Campesinos! - 'Songs About Your Girlfriend'

We’ll tread very lightly here, seeing as we don’t want Gareth from Los Camp to come round our house and beat us up for talking about his private life in print again. So, to put it as simply as possible, then: ‘Songs About Your Girlfriend’...

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Album Review: Los Campesinos! - 'Hello Sadness'

Los Campesinos! - 'Hello Sadness'

Despite all the billions the Simon Cowell Institute For Contestant Mutation Research has thrown at saving Ronan Parke from the career slaughterhouse that is puberty, you just can’t fight it: everything grows up. Even eternal toddler-pop combo...

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Live Review: Los Campesinos!/Summer Camp/GROUPLOVE

Live Review: Los Campesinos!/Summer Camp/GROUPLOVE

This trio tap into the real heartache and trauma of being young, with cathartic results Whoever said that youth is wasted on the young must have been some kind of sadist. Who would willingly again suffer the triflings of confusing young lust,...

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10 Xmas Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Los Campesinos!, Hurts, The Killers

10 Xmas Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Los...

1. Los Campesinos! - 'Kindle A Flame In Her Heart' Gareth Campesinos! is the kind of chap who celebrates misery and bitterness like those loons who adorn their houses with luminous Santas all year round. He delights in a tasty bit of spite like...

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Live review: Los Campesinos!

Live review: Los Campesinos!

Gareth Campesinos! has been explaining to the crowd how nice it is to be back in the city of Birmingham. “This next song,” he continues, “is about how each and every one of us is going to die alone.” With black hoodie initially pulled...

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Album review: Los Campesinos! - 'Romance Is Boring' (Wichita)

Album review: Los Campesinos! - 'Romance Is...

If you’ve ever spent a pained afternoon concocting a mixtape that you’ll never send, or an increasingly drunken evening watching the object of your affections resolutely ignore your existence, then chances are Los Campesinos! were the band...

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Live Review: SWN Featival

Live Review: SWN Featival

Pop into Cardiff’s Toucan Club for a midday Guinness. There’s former Boo Radleys man Martin Carr clasping his baby, who playfully swipes at his beard. Refusing to be funnelled off into designated trendy spots, plaid-swathed bands down drinks...

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Los Campesinos!

Los Campesinos!

Returning with a second album just eight short months after your first typically means one of two things. Either the songs just keep coming – notebooks jammed with lyrics, songs flowing out of you at every rehearsal like a jammed tap, or...

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Los Campsinos

Los Campsinos

Los Campesinos! are the kind of pussies who used to get cooked and then eaten by barbarian chieftains out of massive gilded bowls. To be fair, had they been born even 20 years ago they wouldn’t be able to walk into a pub without being pulped....

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