Recently slightly reshuffled seven-piece Los Campesinos have just announced a UK tour for October. Good news enough, you'd have thought?
True enough but there is MORE. Supporting them will be the wonderful Scottish quartet Copy Haho and Sparky Deathcap with his melancholic finger picked electro one-man-and-his-guitar compositions.
Posted on their official blog, yesterday:
"Okay, so, we’re sick of being called “the new Bush”. Yeh, we’re pretty much The Biggest Band In America these days, but now is the time to return to the UK and to remind you all of what you’ve been missing since LC! have been away. Or rather, OCTOBER, is the time."
Speaking of Bush, did anyone see Gavin Rossdale on the telly watchin' tennis? He's friends with that Federer bloke apparently.
It will be their first tour dates since the departure of Aleks, early in June.
To help us all along LC! made a nice little chart-type thing to accompany the tour.
As you can see on Sunday 24 October they will be "In da pub watchin' footy" which, by my calculations will be Liverpool v. Manchester United at Anfield.
Not sure who supports what in the band, but I seem to remember a couple of them twirling their shirts around their heads at last year's ATP vs. Pitchfork festival as Man United beat Wigan to take the title...
Anyway, here are those dates in text, rather than pictorial form.
21 - Kasbah, Coventry 14+
22 - Joiners, Southampton 14+
23 - Phoenix, Exeter 14+
24 - The Gate, Cardiff 14+
26 - Deaf Institute, Manchester 14+
27 - University, Newcastle 14+
28 - Garage, London 14+
29 - Zodiac, Oxford All Ages (Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult)
30 - Cockpit, Leeds 14+
31 - King Tut’s, Glasgow 18+
The date in Cardiff is with Danananananananananananananananaykroyd, and is part of the Huw Stephens curated/run SWN Festival.