Los Campesinos!; Spitz, London, Monday, March 5
This Welsh seven-piece should just be called Modesty
Of course, we don’t. And he doesn’t. Instead he meekly invites support band Sky “the nicest band to tour with ever” Larkin for a huge rendition of ‘You! Me! Dancing!’. It would be too much camaraderie, too much niceness, if it wasn’t for the fact that the resultant noise sounds immense. As does a flawless version of debut single ‘We Throw Parties, You Through Knives’ and the chaotic ‘Death To Los Campesinos!’.
Their Belle & Sebastian-gone-punk ditties possess a melodic clatter, borne from the enthusiasm of a band on their debut tour – an infectious glee that sets pulses racing and hearts fluttering. For now, we’ll let them off being so cheerful.
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