james debate
james debate

Wednesday 28 October 2009

As you know, I revel in finding the hot new bands out there and spreading the good word around. Well today I want to bring another of these bands to your attention, certainly one to watch for the future. (credit goes to Ben F for finding this one).

los campesinos

I am often sent emails here at the Ephemeric discussing various new bands I should look at/listen to, and while many of these border on the 'meh' side of things, I do occasionally get one in my inbox that is pretty damn good. This was recently the case when one of my more hapless amigoes sent me a few links telling me to check out Los Campesinos!.

Los Campesinos! are a seven piece indie band from Cardiff, and importantly, a recent addition to the lineup of awesome bands attached to the frankly awesome Arts & Crafts record label, which already holds the rights to excellent bands like Stars, Broken Social Scene, Feist, and Phoenix, it reads like a who's who of awesome and quirky indie rock.

It's hard to describe their sound as anything other than eclectic. At times I can almost describe them as sounding a bit like Stars, or Bloc Party or the Kooks, but ultimately they have a unique and quirky sound all their own. These guys definitely have something there, that unique and special quality that marks them out as something special to keep an eye on.

They have already released two albums, with a few good songs here and there, but this is a young band that is continuing to improve every day, and there are high hopes for their third album, Romance is Boring, coming out February 2010.

Key Songs:

We Throw Parties, you Throw Knives


The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future

2007, the Year Punk Rock Broke my Heart

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