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LOS CAMPESINOS! share new single, “The Fall of Home”, taken from forthcoming album Sick Scenes + UK tour in April/May

February 16, 2017




Owen Richards

Los Campesinos! share new single, “The Fall of Home”, the final song to be taken from their sixth studio album Sick Scenes before its worldwide release via Wichita Recordings, on 24th February.

Gareth says of the song, “This is an elegy to the home towns left behind. It’s about the villages too stifling to ever allow you or itself to flourish. About those who left to protect their mental health or to be the best version of themselves. To those who moved to the city and return “home” for Christmas and funerals, feeling like a tourist. For the lonely people in rented house shares with no idea what they’re doing. And it’s for those who didn’t want to or couldn’t leave, and are still hanging in there.

The lyrics for this song were written at 4am on the 24th June, 2016.”

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+) (SOLD OUT)
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, 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.

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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