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Romance Is Boring (Princess Version)
July 5, 2010, 12:45 am
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On Ollie
June 30, 2010, 4:16 pm
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Hey.

You might have seen a blogpost from Ollie the other day announcing his departure from the band, and we feel like we should offer a few words of explanation, publicly.

This is really tough to talk about for so many reasons.  I guess first off, you should know that the last few weeks have been pretty horrible for everyone, especially Ollie.  We didn’t think we’d ever be in this position and it’s been hard enough to deal with privately, let alone publicly, but we’ve certainly taken no pleasure whatsoever in any of this: asking one of our best friends to leave the band we formed together really does feel as shit as you would expect.

It’s obviously difficult to explain this decision in a sensitive way, because Ollie’s been nothing but professional and genuinely lovely throughout his time in this band, and has continued to be, even now.  Any of you that have met him will know what he’s like, and what a good guy he is.

So we feel we should stress that the reasons for this decision were never personal nor down to any lack of effort or professionalism on Ollie’s part; we still love and respect Ollie deeply.  Please understand that it’s a decision we all felt we had to make for Los Campesinos! to be able to continue as a band at all.

We’ve had over three brilliant years with Ollie and made three records I think we’re all proud of, and in that time he’s always been enthusiastic and hard-working, and, well, just an all-round nice guy.  Hopefully this decision won’t make any of us less proud of what we’ve achieved together, as it really has been a pleasure being in a band with him.  Again, we can’t emphasise enough just how shit this whole situation is, but we hope you’ll understand.

There is no danger of this being the end of Los Campesinos!, and we will definitely continue more enthusiastically and stronger than ever.  All scheduled gigs will continue as planned.

LC! x



LOS CAMPESINOS! WICHITEN CELEBRATION SHOW
April 29, 2010, 10:42 pm
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We are very pleased to announce that on July 15 we will be playing a show to mark the Tenth Anniversary of our beautiful home, Wichita Recordings.

At London’s Relentless Garage venue, we will be joined by Frankie & The Hearstrings and Johnny Foreigner to play the final of four big celebratory Wichita shows.

More details at the Wichita website: http://www.wichita-recordings.com/

A negative, for this reason and others, our show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in May will no longer take place. Bummer. Refunds available through the ‘normal’ ‘channels’. We are incredibly sorry to anybody who made travel or accommodation plans, or anyone who’s been inconvenienced or disappointed by this change. Apologies, guys.



CARDIFF SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR MAY
January 27, 2010, 11:06 am
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Friday May 21st – Solus, Cardiff

It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday May 21st we will be playing a headline show at Cardiff University’s Solus venue. It’s always a joy to play a show in Cardiff, but playing in the same venue (albeit on a far bigger stage) as our first ever gig, nearly exactly four years on, makes it all the more special.

Romance Is Boring is released (as you may be aware) on February 1st, and for that week only, you can buy a copy of the album, plus a ticket to this show for only £18 from Cardiff’s premiere record shop, Spillers. Tickets will go on wider sale, later this week, at the price of £12.



ROUGH TRADE EAST INSTORE: JANUARY 31st 2010
January 25, 2010, 1:57 pm
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On this coming Sunday, January 31st we will be playing a FREE instore at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane, to celebrate the release of Romance Is Boring.

HERE’S THE DEAL:

Rough Trade will be selling CD and LP copies of the album on the day; the day before the album’s UK release. You can guarantee a wristband (and therefore entry to the show) by purchasing a copy of said record from the store earlier on in the day.

OBVIOUSLY, if you’ve already pre-ordered the thing, it’s unfair to expect you to buy another copy, SO, if you email your proof of purchase to romanceisboring (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and the subject title (this is important) RT Instore List, we will put your name on a guestlist.

A COUPLE OF THINGS:

  • We won’t start playing until the Manchester United v Arsenal match is finished, so you don’t need to worry about missing the end of that, incase you would have been. For those of you who, for whatever reason, do not live your life according to football, that means we’ll be on 6ish.
  • Obviously this instore is aimed at promoting and showcasing Romance Is Boring, so expect a set made up entirely of tracks from the new album. Because they are really fun for us to play right now.

Of course, this is a precursor to the MASSIVE ‘Romance Is Boring’ tour.

11 Feb Wrexham, Central Station (14+)
12 Feb Liverpool, EVOL@O2 (14+)
13 Feb York, Fibbers (14+)
15 Feb Aberdeen, Tunnels (14+)
16 Feb Dundee, Dog House (14+)
17 Feb Edinburgh, Bongo (18+)
18 Feb Derby, The Venue (14+)
19 Feb Leicester, The Musician (14+)
21 Feb Cambridge, Junction (14+)
22 Feb Norwich, Arts Centre (14+)
23 Feb Brighton, Audio New Slang Night (16+)
24 Feb Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (14+)
25 Feb London, KOKO (15+)
26 Feb Falmouth, Princess Pavillion (ALL AGES)
27 Feb Bristol, Thekla (14+)
01 Mar Birmingham, The Rainbow (18+)
02 Mar Northampton, Roadmender (14+)
03 Mar Reading, Plug & Play (16+)
04 Mar Kingston, Banquet New Slang (18+)



ROMANCE IS BORING: US TOUR
January 22, 2010, 11:10 am
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It is our pleasure to announce that in this coming April/May we will once again traverse the Atlantic Ocean to play shows in North America. These are SOME OF the dates. More to be announced in due course, so please don’t go flipping out just yet if we don’t appear to be playing somewhere you would like us to be. There’ll still be plenty of time for that later.

We’re very excited to be touring Romance Is Boring in the States and Canada, and playing all these new songs to you.

(All shows ALL AGES unless marked otherwise)

April
20 Toronto, ONT Phoenix Theatre
22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (18+)
27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
30 Chicago, IL Cabaret MetroMay
04 Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre
07 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom
08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

9th May is the last day of the Premiership season, so it looks like we might be needing somewhere in LOS ANGELES to watch THE SOCCER. Nice one.



Romance Is Boring: Myspace Stream
January 18, 2010, 12:04 pm
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In Medias Res
There Are Listed Buildings
Romance Is Boring
We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)
Plan A
200-102
Straight In At 101
Who Fell Asleep In
I Warned You: Do Not Make An Enemy Of Me
Heart Swells/100-1
I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know
A Heat Rash In The Shape Of The Show Me State; or, Letters From Me To Charlotte
The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
This Is A Flag. There Is No Wind
Coda: A Burn Scar In The Shape Of The Sooner State

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