Premiere

Los Campesinos! – “5 Flucloxacillin”

Los Campesinos! will deliver a new dispatch of anxious, openhearted indie rock called Sick Scenes next month, and today we’re sharing the latest advance track. “5 Flucloxacillin” feels especially relevant at this time of political unrest, with Gareth Campesinos singing, “They say if they had got the victory/ They’d act with so much more humility/ They say if they had got the victory/ Well I guess we’ll never know!” Musically it provides the sort of energetic uplift we’ve come to expect from this band. Some words from Gareth:

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.

Listen below.

Los Campesinos! have dates coming up on both sides of the Atlantic. All shows are all ages unless stated:

02/20 Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre*
02/21 Vancouver,BC @ The Imperial (19+)*
02/22 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (+21)*
02/24 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall*
02/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom *
02/27 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater*
03/01 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club (18+)*
03/02 Chicago, IL @ Metro (18+)*
03/03 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
03/04 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
03/05 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground*
03/06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre*
03/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
03/09 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
03/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*
03/11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
04/27 Liverpool, UK @ Arts Centre (14+)
04/28 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo (14+)
04/29 Sheffield, UK @ Queens Social Club (14+)
04/30 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny (14+)
05/01 London Koko (14+)
05/05 Brighton The Haunt (14+)
05/06 Norwich Arts Centre (14+)
05/07 Birmingham Hare & Hounds (14+)

* w/ special guests Crying

Sick Scenes is out 2/24 on Wichita.

Los Campesinos!
CREDIT: Owen Richards