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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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  • 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
  • AndrewBleeker

    No Blues is really solid. Will have to give it another 6 months before I can really tell just how good it is.

    13 Mar 11:28am Reply
  • humbertomjunior

    one of the best bands ive ever heard.... they have something in their songs that i cannot explain what is it.... if someone here knows another band similar to los campesinos, please tell me

    28 Feb 4:26pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Their sound seems to have become less interesting with their more recent releases. It's all about making slightly serious music since "Hello Sadness". "Avocado, Baby" aside, this band just doesn't have that fun factor that they used to :c And yes, I am aware that it's just my opinion, so no need to point that out for me.

    20 Feb 10:58am Reply
  • Jandro_0046

    No Blues is a fine, fine album!

    26 Jan 12:37am Reply
  • Seperat0r

    v Dude just named every band he knows. v

    11 Jan 1:59am Reply
  • Dethwolves

    I always wondered what Smashmouth would sound like with My Bloody Valentine samples.

    3 Jan 6:29am Reply
  • mrs_confusion

    you guys are great!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • itstariq

    wow, no blues is their best in a long while

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • posisean

    i have a spare ticket to sell for their sold out show in london at Heaven on Monday (december 9th). face value. email shorrn[AT]gmail[DOT]com if you want it, please!

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • colderskin

    no blues is that fire

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mapref31n106w

    Viva! Los Campesinos

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • michaelmcguire

    There is no blues that could sound quite as heartfelt as miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnneeee

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mgreener_34

    The new album is popilicious. Such a fun album to listen to

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    Upon first listen, No Blues sounds as their best since Youngster. I wish they would have made more 'twee' albums though.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JasonBard

    luv the new album!!!

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • drzass

    ...aaand i thought i scrobbled too much LC!

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • c00key

    well, disappointment...

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • michaelmcguire

    Avocado, Baby is one of their best tracks to date

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • baltasound

    Amazing album. Probably their best yet and I know that is saying a LOT.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
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