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LOS CAMPESINOS! share video for “Renato Dall’Ara (2008)” – UK tour starts this week – Sick Scenes is out now on Wichita Recordings

April 25, 2017




“It’s scene-stealing stuff.”  The Observer

“These are sick scenes, sure but they sound bloody marvellous.  London In Stereo

“Los Campesinos! have finally embraced who they are.” ***** Dork

“…this is the best that they’ve sounded in years.” ***** Upset

Fresh from their recent live (and sold out) jaunt across the US, Los Campesinos! announce new single Renato DallAra (2008) on the eve of their forthcoming run of UK dates and share new video.

Renato DallAra (2008), the opening track from their recent Sick Scenes album has its origins amongst their combined love of football and wry observations, as singer Gareth explains:

“Renato Dall’Ara (2008) is a song named after the setting for David Platt’s Last 16 winner at Italia 90, and about the politics of music scenes and losing your edge. We have balanced this out by setting it to a video of tour footage from our recent US tour to illustrate that we are no more irrelevant than we have ever been and still a semi-popular band.

Eleven years after forming, the North American tour we just had was our most enjoyable and successful to date. We start a UK tour this week, and figured that footage of young Americans having fun at our concerts would be encouragement for people to attend, and proof that, despite the promo pics being uglier than ever before, we have still not lost that first yard of pace”
The band have also announced that Sløtface will support on the first half of their upcoming UK tour with Muncie Girls on the remaining dates whilst Sløtface will be main guests in London with Muncie Girls opening:


27th   Liverpool  Arts Centre  (14+) w/ Sløtface
28th   Glasgow  Stereo  (14+) w/ Sløtface SOLD OUT
29th   Sheffield  O2 Academy  (14+) w/ Sløtface
30th   Newcastle  The Cluny  (14+) w/ Sløtface SOLD OUT


1st      London  Koko  (14+) w/ Muncie Girls &  Sløtface SOLD OUT
5th     Brighton  The Haunt  (14+) w/ Muncie Girls
6th     Norwich  Arts Centre   (14+) w/ Muncie Girls
7th     Birmingham  Hare & Hounds  (14+) w/ Muncie Girls SOLD OUT

All shows are all ages unless stated.

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 is available on vinyl, CD and digitally through Wichita Recordings.
Order: https://lnk.to/sickscenes 
Sick Scenes Album Artwork:


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