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Los Campesinos! are delighted to announce we will be playing a special show in London in the run-up to Christmas this year, on Saturday 15th December. At the picturesque Islington Assembly Hall the band will play an extended live set, the last show before they begin work on their 5th album. They will be joined on stage by special guests Among Brothers and a rare live performance from Rob Campesinos! as Sparky Deathcap.
‘Hello Sadness’ is the fourth record by Los Campesinos!, and if 2009’s ‘Romance Is Boring’ marked a giant step on from their genesis – seven kids and a glockenspiel, ricocheting off the four walls of a Cardiff rehearsal room – ‘Hello Sadness’ constitutes another step, and a turn of the corner. Yes, these 10 tracks cover what we are coming to recognise as core Los Campesinos! concerns – love, loss, heartbreak, football (always football). But this is a record that’s wiser and more focused than its predecessors, confident in its abilities and clear in its aims.
Sparky Deathcap is the solo project of Los Campesinos! multi-instrumentalist and artist, R N Taylor. In what will be his first show after a 3-year hiatus, Taylor returns with new material ahead of his first record since Tear Jerky EP of 2009.
Although currently based in Cardiff, Taylor grew up in the rural North West near to Manchester. Primarily influenced by lo-fi artists like Smog, The Microphones and Daniel Johnston (for a short period performing as part of the latter's backing band), Taylor's modus operandi is to deliver wry lyrics in a barritone deadpan. Whilst once the acompaniment would have been a stripped-down arrangement for acoustic guitar or banjo, Taylor has since begun to embrace a more electronic approach. Live shows usually feature fleeting cameos from his Los Campesinos! bandmates and visual aids courtesy of an ancient, ramshackle overhead projector.
This show is now completely SOLD OUT.