It has been a whirlwind 18 months for feisty Welsh seven-piece Los Campesinos!, who are now all set to release their debut album Hold On Now, Youngster… in February.
Having set the blogosphere alight with their whimsical, innovative instrumentation, energetic live performances featuring their endearing call-and-response male/female vocals it’s not hard to see why many people were hailing them as the best new band of 2007.
Their 2007 EP Sticking Fingers Into Sockets was a breath of fresh air in a year full of nu-rave-a-likes, and their new album expands upon their existing catchy twee pop sound with songs old and new.
Including the well-loved dancefloor favourite You! Me! Dancing! and Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s), it's given the benefit of higher production values, courtesy of former Broken Social Scene producer and band favourite, David Newfield.
They’ve kept their twee-goes-dance charm, but with this record, everything seems more co-ordinated, sounds more cohesive and a lot better for it. 2008 should see Los Campesinos! bringing the International Tweexcore Underground to everyone’s attention – and it’s about time too.
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