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Los Campesinos - Hello Sadness


Hello Sadness is the new single from Los Campesinos! and will be released on November 21st 2011. Hello Sadness is the second single from the fourth studio album of the same name, which was released through Witchita on November 14th 2011. The lead single, By Your Hand, was released in September 2011.

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Los Campesinos - By Your Hand


English rockers Los Campesinos! return with a new single, 'By Your Hand'. It is the first single to be taken from their fourth studio album, 'Hello Sadness', which will be released through Wichita Recordings in November 2011.

The original looking video was directed by Cyrus Mirza & Nicolas Botth. Shot in split screen with dash of stop motion animation, we see the band playing their respective instruments to camera alongside visual puns and lead singer Gareth asphyxiating himself. The end result is cheery but ultimately unsettling, in keeping with the tone and theme of the song.

Although the members of Los Campesinos! are English, they all met at Cardiff University in Wales in 2006. The seven piece band grew slowly, starting with Ellen (bass) and Neil (guitar), followed by Tom (lead guitar) and Gareth (vocalist) in 2006; several lineups later, Rob 'Sparky Deathcap' (percussion; keyboard; glockenspiel; additional guitars)and Gareth's sister Kim (keyboards; vocalist) joined in 2009, with their road manager Jason (drums) completing the lineup in 2010.

Los Campesinos! have announced a tour of the UK and the US in November, with an additional date in Tokyo, Japan; the full dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER
7 // LONDON, Kings College
8 // BRIGHTON, The Haunt
9 // CARDIFF, The Globe (16+)
10 // GLASGOW, Oran Mor
11 // LEEDS, The Cockpit
16 // NEW YORK, Bowery Ballroom
17 // BROOKLYN, Music Hall Of Williamsburg
18 // PHILADELPHIA, Union Transfer
19 // WASHINGTON DC, Black Cat
24 // TOKYO ,Unit Daikanyama

Picture - Los Campesinos! performing at Get... London, England, Sunday 12th June 2011

Los Campesinos and Common Sunday 12th June 2011 Los Campesinos! performing at Get Loaded In The Park at Clapham Common London, England

Los Campesinos and Common

Picture - Los Campesinos performing at Optimus...

Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive Los Campesinos performing at Optimus Alive! in Portugal 11/07/09

Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive
Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive
Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive
Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive
Los Campesinos, Optimus Alive! and Optimus Alive

Los Campesinos!, We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed Album Review


Review of Los Campesinos! album 'We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed' releases through Wichita.

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Los Campesinos!, My Year In Lists Single Review


Los Campesinos!
My Year In Lists
Wichita
Single Review

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Los Campesinos!, Hold On Now, Youngster Album Review


Los Campesinos!
Hold On Now, Youngster
Album Review

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Los Campesinos, Live Review


Los Campesinos
The Social, Nottingham
1st March 2007
Live Review

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