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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…

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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:…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

You can argue that the term ‘indie’ ceased to mean anything of any relevance the moment major labels moved in for a piece of the pie. You can discuss the…

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You’d expect something special with all those exclamations, and you get it in spades. This song starts out as over a minute of slowly swelling drone-rock and than suddenly turns…

According to Wikipedia, the definition of twee is “overly quaint, dainty, cute and nice”, well, that was until Los Campesinos! arrived on the scene. Now it should really read “overly…

The glowing guitar build kicking off ‘You! Me! Dancing!’ is so intense it makes you think your head is going to explode, which is why we’ve moved the workie’s desk…

If there’s one thing about Los Campesinos!, it’s that they’re totally, utterly, unapologetically modest. So thankful and overwhelmed are they that it’s almost sickening. We’re tempted to climb onstage and…

If Arcade Fire spent less time staring at death and more time curating picnics for students in dungarees then they’d create something as gleeful and bizarre as this. Girl group…