Los Campesinos! – Straight from the Hurt.

Who said romance was dead? Certainly not Los Campesinos!. Ahead of the release of their new single Songs About Your Girlfriend on the 19th March, the Cardiff septet premiered the video for the track on valentine’s day. Taken from their album Hello Sadness (Wichita), the track is pretty much a perfectly formed pop song, armed with a sardonic sting, poised to strike the arse of conventional relationships. The video takes you on a tour of Soho’s seedy underbelly, ending up in possibly the most disturbing strip club known to man. I suppose that’s perfect considering the band say of the track: “It’s an ode to every person you have ever, or will ever lay your dirty hands upon, to let them know they’ll never do any better or worse than you”. You see, romance isn’t dead.

Los Campesinos! are heading out on tour in March – watch them with your own eyes here:

Tue 20 Mar – Exeter, Phoenix

Wed 21 Mar – Bristol, Thekla

Thu 22 Mar – London, Electric Ballroom

Fri 23 Mar – Oxford, O2 Academy2

Sat 24 Mar – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse

Mon 26 Mar – Manchester, Academy 3

Tue 27 Mar – Liverpool, O2 Academy2

Wed 28 Mar – Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire

Thu 29 Mar – Newcastle, O2 Academy2

Fri 30 Mar – Norwich, Waterfront

Sat 31 Mar – Sheffield, Leadmill

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