Hold On Now, Young­ster ...

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - CLAIRE LOOBY

Wi­chita Record­ings Take a young seven-piece, Cardiff-based indie pop band, lock them in a stu­dio with a variety of in­stru­ments in­clud­ing vi­o­lins, a glock­en­spiel and a cow­bell, and tell them to go crazy. What you will end up with is the de­but album from Los Cam­pesinos! From the get-go, there’s a twee­ness and manic af­fa­bil­ity about the sound, and an un­stop­pable en­ergy that will elicit com­par­isons with The Go! Team and Ar­cade Fire. It’s not mu­sic best lis­tened to sit­ting down, and you’ve got to love such song ti­tles as You! Me! Danc­ing! and Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks. You won’t be hum­ming the tunes af­ter a first lis­ten, but you’ll cer­tainly want to re-live the ex­pe­ri­ence. “I trea­sure with fond­ness the day be­fore I met you!” Just imag­ine 20,000 peo­ple scream­ing that in the mid­dle of a muddy field. www.loscam­pesinos. com Down­load tracks: You! Me! Danc­ing!, This Is How You Spell “HaHa Ha, We De­stroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Gen­er­a­tion of Faux-Ro­man­tics”

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