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.
Formed at Cardiff University in 2006, the current line up of Los Campesinos! is Gareth (vocalist); Tom (lead guitar); Neil (guitar); Gareth's sister Kim (keyboards; vocalist); Ellen (bass); Rob 'Sparky Deathcap' (percussion; keyboard; glockenspiel; additional guitars); and Jason (drums). Although meeting and forming in Wales, none of the band members are Welsh.
Their first studio album, Hold On Now, Youngster... was released in February 2008 and is the highest charting album from the band, peaking at number 72 in the UK charts. Los Campesinos! released three more albums: We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (October 2008); Romance Is Boring (January 2010) and the aforementioned Hello Sadness.
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