As if we didn’t love indie pop/rockers Los Campesinos! enough, they’ve announced a new album, Sick Scenes, and a new single 5 Flucloxacillin, and who doesn’t love songs named after antibiotic used for treating skin complications and what have you.

The song is supposedly a depiction of what life is like for people who fall foul of a never ending dependency – as Gareth from the seven piece explains, the origins of the track are from a personal perspective: “As time ticks by and I become entrenched in my thirties I realise I’ve now spent half of my life medicating and self-medicating for depression, acne, countless viral infections and, worst of all, relentless ingrown toenails. Most everyone I know struggles with their mental health and is trying to cope in whatever way they can, while baby-boomers chastise us millennials for the manner in which we attempt to find solace amidst, and fumble out of the mess they made for us”

For the bands sixth album, which drops on 24th February via Wichita, they’ve further polished their sweet and sour, girl/boy indie rock – packed with tunes and warmth, into – at least judging by 5 Flucloxacillin, little gems of good time pop music. Check it out, here

The tail-end of 2016 saw Los Campesinos! mark their return with a handful of sold out shows, further live action follows when the band undertake a whistle-stop tour of North America in February and March followed by a run of UK shows – the full itinerary is:

February

20th Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre*
21st Vancouver, BC The Imperial (19+)*
22nd Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (+21)*
24th San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
25th Los Angeles, CA The Teragram Ballroom *
27th Denver, CO The Bluebird Theater*

March

1st Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (18+)*
2nd Chicago, IL Metro (18+)*
3rd Detroit, MI El Club*
4th Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop*
5th Toronto, ON Velvet Underground*
6th Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre*
8th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
9th Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
10th Brooklyn, NY Warsaw*
11th Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club*

April

27th Liverpool Arts Centre (14+)
28th Glasgow Stereo (14+)
29th Sheffield Queens Social Club (14+)
30th Newcastle The Cluny (14+)

May

1st London Koko (14+)
5th Brighton The Haunt (14+)
6th Norwich Arts Centre (14+)
7th Birmingham Hare & Hounds (14+)

All shows are all ages unless stated.
* w/ special guests Crying

Sick Scenes will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally through Wichita Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now in limited bundle format:
https://kontraband.store/loscampesinos/