Los Campesinos! share “The Fall of Home”

Los Campesinos! share new song "The Fall Of Home"
Photo by Owen Richards

Los Campesinos! premiered their new song “The Fall Of Home” this morning, the third single to be released from the band’s forthcoming new album Sick Scenes, set for release on February 24, 2017 through Wichita Recordings.

Singer Gareth says of the song, “This is an elegy to the home towns left behind. It’s about the villages too stifling to ever allow you or itself to flourish. About those who left to protect their mental health or to be the best version of themselves. To those who moved to the city and return ‘home’ for Christmas and funerals, feeling like a tourist. For the lonely people in rented house shares with no idea what they’re doing. And it’s for those who didn’t want to or couldn’t leave, and are still hanging in there.

The lyrics for this song were written at 4am on the 24th June, 2016.”

Sick Scenes, the band’s sixth album, arrives after a recording hiatus of some three years and serves as a testament to their longevity and canny perception – coming into view amidst a backdrop of personal and social malaise, prescribed medication, the disintegration of local communities, non-league soccer and the minutiae of every-day life.

The tail end of 2016 saw Los Campesinos! mark their return with a handful of sold out shows, and beginning next week the band will undertake a whistle-stop tour of North America before returning home for a run of UK shows. A full list of dates is below.

Los Campesinos! tour dates:
2/20 – SEATTLE, WA, The Neptune Theatre*
2/21 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Imperial (19+)*
2/22 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir Lounge (21+)*
2/24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Great American Music Hall
2/25 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Teragram Ballroom*
2/27 – DENVER, CO – The Bluebird Theater
3/1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Triple Rock Social Club (18+)*
3/2 – CHICAGO, IL – Metro (18+)*
3/3 – DETROIT, MI – El Club*
3/4 – CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – Grog Shop*
3/5 – TORONTO, ON – Velvet Underground* SOLD OUT
3/6 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Rex Theater*
3/8 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*
3/9 – WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 Club*
3/10 – BROOKLYN, NY – Warsaw*
3/11 – BOSTON, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
4/27 – LIVERPOOL, Arts Centre (14+)
4/28 – GLASGOW, Stereo (14+) SOLD OUT
4/29 – SHEFFIELD, Queens Social Club (14+)
4/30 – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny (14+)
5/1 – LONDON, KOKO (14+)
5/5 – BRIGHTON, The Haunt (14+)
5/6 – NORWICH, Arts Centre (14+)
5/7 – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds (14+)

*with special guests Crying
All gigs are all ages unless otherwise noted