Words: Saam Das
It's almost hard to believe that Los Campesinos! are (dare I say, already) on album number five. And despite the fairly regular departures of the original seven founding members along the way, they seemingly remain as impassioned and as brilliant as they ever were. At least on the evidence of new track, 'Avocado, Baby', which hints at strong things for forthcoming album, 'No Blues'.
Admittedly, last time round, 'By Your Hand' threatened similarly good things for album number four - which didn't quite play out in the way I'd hoped. Yet the effervescene of 'Avocado, Baby' makes it difficult to contain my enthusiasm. And that's even before they get the Cardiff Cougar Allstars cheerleading squad to add backing vocals, in an inspired (by?) Marilyn Manson - 'mOBSCENE' move.
Find more info and December UK tour dates at loscampesinos.com.