Having toured America several times, becoming a surprise success story in the process, Los Campesinos! return with their full-length follow-up to ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’.
Recorded while the band were Stateside, ‘Romance Is Boring’ is another step up for the Cardiff seven-piece; avoiding the shoutier, brattier elements of debut ‘Hold On Now, Youngster…’, the band bring to their latest effort a much darker atmosphere, with similarly desperate lyrics.
The latter especially is likely to become a favourite for serious young boys and girls, headphones clamped on for those long cold walks. Excellent.
Words by Anne Hollowday
Hear ‘Romance Is Boring’ in full on ClashMusic.com from 25th January.