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Los Campesinos!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (2006 – present)

Los Campesinos! are an band which formed in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom in 2006. The band’s current lineup consists of Gareth Campesinos! (vocals, glockenspiel, keyboards), Kim Campesinos! (vocals, keyboards), Tom Campesinos! (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Neil Campesinos! (guitar), Rob Campesinos! (vocals, guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion) and Jason Campesinos! (drums). The band has released five albums since their formation: “Hold On Now, Youngster…” (2008), “We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed” (2008), “Romance Is Boring (2010), “Hello Sadness” (2011), and “No Blues” (2013).

Four original members of the band have left the group since 2009. Aleksandra Campesinos! (vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel) left the band in 2009 to focus on her studies. She was replaced by Gareth’s sister Kim in September 2009. Ollie Campesinos! (drums) left the band June 2010 and was replaced a three weeks later by Jason Campesinos!, the band’s longtime road manager and merch table salesmen. Harriet Campesinos! (violin, keyboards, vocals) left the band on in September 2011 to continue her studies. Ellen Campesinos! (bass, vocals) left the band in December 2012 to focus on other projects. Rob Campesinos!, who performs solo as Sparky Deathcap, is the official eighth (or, since Aleksandra’s departure, ninth) Campesinos! - the band compares his role in the band to the one Bob Nastanovich had in Pavement. After a year of being a semi-official member, Rob was made a full member of the band upon Ollie’s departure. The band’s name translates to “The Peasants” (or “The Farmers”) in Spanish.

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  • i-love-you-neji

    I don't really like their music, but they seem like good people.

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  • thekillingspree

    Yes, "Avocado, Baby" was a lovely exception to what I said.

    18 Sep 5:15pm Reply
  • lastneil

    avocado baby! - never forget where you came from, I feel reassured

    5 Sep 10:35pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    "I think HON,Y is my least favorite LC! album. It just sounds to sugary and cheerful"... Well, that's exactly how I like my Campesinos! to be, and not the progressively gloomier thing they're becoming, album after album. BRING BACK THE SUGAR RUSH, YOU BASTARDS!!

    16 Aug 3:25pm Reply
  • MarcMaquiavel

    this band live is just epic <3

    10 Aug 8:26pm Reply
  • MySimpleSlant

    my new favourite band

    6 Aug 8:43pm Reply
  • Sergeant1705

    Great show at OFF Festival.

    5 Aug 12:42pm Reply
  • stupidfukk

    The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future ♥

    27 Jul 3:40am Reply
  • PaperBagRecords

    "Little Mouth" is just perfection!

    5 Jun 7:41pm Reply
  • ma_riaa

    Can't believe I was finally able to see them live after all these years!!! It was worth the wait, despite the cold and the rain. They're just amazing. LC! 4LYF <3

    27 May 8:25pm Reply
  • RobsonPierre

    Awesome show last night.

    26 May 11:43am Reply
  • escuteisso

    COME BACK TO BRAZIL

    26 May 10:06am Reply
  • xtinangel

    FESTIVAL CULTURA INGLESA <3

    26 May 12:44am Reply
  • kirotawa

    \\o/ Tomorrow ... "it's you, it's me, and there's dancing" Zoz

    25 May 3:18am Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    WEB, WAD, WUT

    24 May 12:08am Reply
  • RobsonPierre

    25/05

    19 May 8:39pm Reply
  • LucasKlockner

    so, you guys come to brazil on 18º Cultura Inglesa Festival with The Jesus and Mary Chain, i'm so excited!

    12 May 11:28pm Reply
  • davygrohl

    At this point my preference is: WEB, WAD > RIB > NB > HS > HON, Y

    26 Apr 4:20am Reply
  • davygrohl

    At this point, having been listening to, and being a fan of, LC! for almost five years, I think HON,Y is my least favorite LC! album. It just sounds to sugary and cheerful, though I understand the lyrics are anything but.

    26 Apr 4:19am Reply
  • mutexplosion

    No Blues is the album of the century. Or of the millennium. Or of human existence. But seriously, every song is great and the lyrics and music are the best Gareth and Tom have ever written. Been listening to most of the back catalog again too ("an everyday disaster, a bread and butter tragedy") and like the back half of Hello Sadness way more than I initially did, think We Are Beautiful is probably the best of the two 'early' albums, and don't really like Romance Is Boring that much (though I like All's Well That Ends, a.k.a. the acoustic versions of all the best songs on that album). More opinions.

    31 Mar 12:48am Reply
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