Released 10th November 2016
Los Campesinos singer Gareth David has always conspired to combine heartbreak with self-effacing and often verbose lyrics. ‘I Broke Up In Amarante’ is a fine example of his unique ability to make depression and sadness an acceptable subject. It is bands such as Los Cam that allow us to discuss such sensitive topics out in the open.
The lead single from the bands sixth album Sick Scenes is a classic slice of forlorn storytelling mixed with high tempo DIY indie rock. As ever with this band, the chorus is a case of once heard, never forgotten and this track in particular lends itself to being shouted back at the band on their forthcoming UK tour.
The song is autobiographical for Gareth and tells of a couple breaking up in the midst of an international football tournament. A concept that is so up my street, I can see a bungalow being erected on Rob Johnson Avenue as we speak.
Los Campesinos have long been one of the most underrated band indie bands on the scene and ‘I Broke Up In Amarante’ is the latest in a long line of consistently interesting singles.