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LOS CAMPESINOS! share new single, “5 Flucloxacillin”, taken from forthcoming album Sick Scenes + UK tour in April/May

January 17, 2017

Owen Richards




Following the recent news of their upcoming album Sick Scenes, Los Campesinos! announce details of a brand new single 5 Flucloxacillin, through Wichita Recordings.

Sick Scenes, the band’s sixth album arriving after a recording hiatus of some three years is testament to their longevity and canny perception –  coming into view amidst a backdrop of personal and social malaise, prescribed medication, the disintegration of local communities, non-league football and the minutiae of every-day life.

Quite possibly the first and last song to be named after the prescription drug, 5 Flucloxacillin, a depiction of what life is like for the many who fall foul of (what for many is) a never ending dependency – as Gareth explains the origins of the track from a personal perspective:

“As time ticks by and I become entrenched in my thirties I realise I’ve now spent half of my life medicating and self-medicating for depression, acne, countless viral infections and, worst of all, relentless ingrown toenails. Most everyone I know struggles with their mental health and is trying to cope in whatever way they can, while baby-boomers chastise us millennials for the manner in which we attempt to find solace amidst, and fumble out of the mess they made for us”

The tail-end of 2016 saw Los Campesinos! mark their return with a handful of sold out shows, further live action follows when the band undertake a whistle-stop tour of North America in February and March followed by a run of UK shows – the full itinerary is:


20th   Seattle, WA  The Neptune Theatre*
21st   Vancouver, BC  The Imperial (19+)*
22nd  Portland, OR  Doug Fir Lounge (+21)*
24th   San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
25th   Los Angeles, CA  The Teragram Ballroom *
27th   Denver, CO The Bluebird Theater*


1st     Minneapolis, MN  Triple Rock Social Club (18+)*
2nd    Chicago, IL  Metro (18+)*
3rd    Detroit, MI  El Club*
4th    Cleveland Heights, OH  Grog Shop*
5th    Toronto, ON  Velvet Underground*
6th    Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theatre*
8th    Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts*
9th    Washington, DC  9:30 Club*
10th   Brooklyn, NY  Warsaw*
11th   Boston, MA   Paradise Rock Club*


27th   Liverpool  Arts Centre  (14+)
28th   Glasgow  Stereo  (14+)
29th   Sheffield  Queens Social Club  (14+)
30th   Newcastle  The Cluny  (14+)


1st     London  Koko  (14+)
5th    Brighton  The Haunt  (14+)
6th    Norwich  Arts Centre   (14+)
7th    Birmingham  Hare & Hounds  (14+)

All shows are all ages unless stated.
* w/ special guests Crying


Sick Scenes will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally through Wichita Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now in limited bundle format:

Sick Scenes Tracklisting

1. Renato Dall’Ara (2008)
2. Sad Suppers
3. I Broke Up In Amarante
4. A Slow, Slow Death
5. The Fall Of Home
6. 5 Flucloxacillin
7. Here’s To The Fourth Time!
8. For Whom The Belly Tolls
9. Got Stendhal’s
10. A Litany/Heart Swells
11. Hung Empty





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