Join Los Campesinos! on the road across the US in the new video for ‘Renato Dall’Ara (2008)’

The ‘Sick Scenes’ opener has a clip ahead of the band’s returning UK headline run this week
A Los Campesinos! live show is a pretty spectacular experience. We recommend that everyone at some point in their life sees one, and if you don’t believe us then take a bloomin look at the band’s new video for ‘Renato Dall’Ara (2008)’

Shot across their recent US headline run, it captures the band in full flight – playing live and enjoying the thrills and spills of life on the road. The track itself is the opening track from latest LP ‘Sick Scenes’ release earlier in the year.

Speaking about the track and its accompanying video, frontman Gareth explains that “Renato Dall’Ara (2008) is a song named after the setting for David Platt’s Last 16 winner at Italia 90, and about the politics of music scenes and losing your edge. We have balanced this out by setting it to a video of tour footage from our recent US tour to illustrate that we are no more irrelevant than we have ever been and still a semi-popular band.”

“Eleven years after forming, the North American tour we just had was our most enjoyable and successful to date. We start a UK tour this week, and figured that footage of young Americans having fun at our concerts would be encouragement for people to attend, and proof that, despite the promo pics being uglier than ever before, we have still not lost that first yard of pace.”

Well, we think those press shots are bloody stunning, but you should definitely take note about Los Campesinos! upcoming UK headline tour, which kicks off in Liverpool on Thursday night (April 27th) and heads across Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, London, Brighton, Norwich and Birmingham. It’s going to be a run of special, special nights.

While you’re gearing up for those nights, check out our recent chat with the band about ‘Sick Scenes’ and their journey over the years. It’s a cracking read, and you know we wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true.

Get a taste of what’s to come at those shows with the video for ‘Renato Dall’Ara (2008)’ below,