Band Profile: Los Campesinos!


Los Campesinos! are an indie pop band from Cardiff . They released their album debut titled Hold on Now, Youngster… in 2008; on the same year they released We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, this two albums has a characteristic and a “happy sound” with catchy songs like You! Me! Dancing! and Death To Los campesinos! 

Hold on Now Youngster… had an incredible reception for the music critic. Pitchfork rated this album with 8.4. 

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed was rated with 8.3 on Pitchfork, both albums mark a characteristic sound of Los Campesinos! fresh and catchy indie pop.

Our favorite album of the band is the following of the band Romance Is Boring, released on 2010.


Romance Is Boring we can find great song like Straight At 101, Plan A, or even Coda: A Burn Scar In The Shape of The Sooner State.

On 2010, the drummer Ollie Campesinos! quit the band and has given no indication as to why he has left the Welsh collective.

One year later, Los Campesinos! released their fourth album titled Hello Sadness; this album is the most personal and calm of the band , lyrically Gareth the vocalist on the band writes about breakups and heartbreaks. 

On 2012, the bassist Ellen Waddell quit the band with this statement:

“It is with a sad face I have to report that I am leaving Los Campesinos!” reads the blog. “The show on the 15th of December in London will be my last, and I shall spend it struggling not to cry. Please don’t point out my tears if you come along. Simply pretend it is eye sweat.”

On 2013, Los Campesinos! released their fifth album No Blues, but this album doesn’t has the essence of their previous albums, is a good album but not his best.

On 2014, Los Campesinos! released a Christmas’ EP with a new song.

Nowadays Los Campesinos! are working on a new album, and we cannot wait to hear it!

Los Campesinos! band allineation 2016

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