Los Campesinos! are set to release new album 'Sick Scenes' on February 24th.
The band decamped to Fridao, Portugal during Euro 2016 to focus on the record, with John Goodmanson and band member Tom Bromley sitting at the controls.
'Sick Scenes' drops next year through Wichita, with Los Campesinos! stating the following:
"The album exists as a release of pent-up aggression, a document of both personal and societal malaise. But it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band again, of getting to play music with our friends. Thematically the record is concerned with fumbling for personal relevance while trying to be a better person. Repressing anxiety and attempting to function while constantly maintaining the perfect two-beer buzz. It is set upon a backdrop of non-league football, prescribed medication, and crumbling hometowns. These truly are the Sickest Scenes."
New cut 'I Broke Up In Amarante' is online now, and it's a tale of self-meditation in the midst of mental illness.
Gareth Campesinos! explains: "The song’s about battling with bad mental health, trying to comfort and reason with yourself over something you can’t control. Specifically it’s about how my main coping mechanism was to keep myself constantly drunk in the blistering heat of Amarante while being failed by a largely terrible international football tournament."
Tune in now.
Los Campesinos! have announced the following shows:
3 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (SOLD OUT)
4 Leeds US vs Them – Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
5 London Moth Club (SOLD OUT)
27 Liverpool Arts Centre
28 Glasgow Stereo
29 Sheffield Queens Social Club
30 Newcastle The Cluny
1 London KOKO
5 Brighton The Haunt
6 Norwich Arts Centre
7 Birmingham Hare & Hounds