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Los Campesinos!

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Los Campesinos!

Years Active: 2006 to present

Genre: Twee, Indie Pop

Country: United Kingdom

Website: http://www.loscampesinos.com

Members:
Neil Beale (guitar)
Gareth David (glockenspiel / vocals)
Harriet Coleman (violin / keyboard)
Kim David (keyboard / flute / vocals)
Tom Bromley (guitars / keyboard / backing vocals)
Ollie Briggs (drums), former member
Ellen Waddell (bass), former member
Aleksandra Berditchevskaia (keyboard / horn), former member
Rob Taylor (keyboard / guitars / percussion / backing vocals)
Jason Adelinia (drums / electronic drums)
Matt Fidler (bass / backing vocals)

Artist Bio:

(From Last.fm) Los Campesinos! are a seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales. 'Los Campesinos' roughly translates as 'The Farmers' (or 'The Peasants') in English. The group came together at university in 2006, originally consisting of Neil on guitar, Ellen on bass guitar, and Ollie on drums. In March 2006, Tom joined the band, assuming the role of lead guitarist and songwriter, later followed by Gareth on vocals and glockenspiel, Harriet on violin and keyboard, and finally Aleksandra on vocals and keyboards. The band performed their first gig in May 2006 at a student union club night, and went on to play a number of increasingly well-received gigs around Cardiff. An early demo was recorded featuring the songs 'Death To Los Campesinos!', 'It Started With A Mixx', 'Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks', and live favourite 'You! Me! Dancing!'. The songs were posted on the internet, bolstering the popularity established by their energetic live shows and earning them airplay on Beth & Huw's evening show on BBC Radio 1 Wales. The band's reputation continued to grow, and in August 2006 landed them a slot supporting Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene. In November 2006, the band were signed by Wichita Recordings, who put out their first......[Read More]


 

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