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theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Gareth Campesinos! | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Gareth Campesinos!

theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Gareth Campesinos!

Romance is not boring: Gareth Campesinos! on the romance of the road

Hold on now, youngsters: Los Campesinos! briefly stand stillJon Bergman

Los Campesinos! are revelling in deserved notoriety on both sides of the pond. Their first two albums, Hold on Now, Youngster and We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, saw Los Campesinos! lumped in with the twee-pop tag of bands like Bearsuit, Tiger Trap and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, but new release Romance is Boring sees the eight-piece delve into more lush and experimental realms. Their touch is more technical and their approach much more mature. It's as if all that parping and beeping on about love and romance was merely a way to get to the heart of the matter, a heart that is a lot more complicated and dark.

Whenever I see bands pushing 30 doing the whole smiley, smiley, tinkle thing it just seems a bit much for me

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