Listen to 'When Christmas Comes', the lead track from Los Campesinos!' forthcoming Festive EP 'A Los Campesinos! Christmas'.
Effervescent malcontents Los Campesinos! temporarily remove themselves from the fireside to release this limited edition slice of hot seasonal wax. ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’ features 5 LC! carols, plus a cover of Mud’s Christmas #1 hit ‘Lonely This Christmas’.
Produced by Tom Campesinos! and mixed by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson, ‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’ is an instant classic ready-made to enter the limited canon of great seasonal releases.
Lead track ‘When Christmas Comes’, the first new Los Campesinos! material since last year’s critically acclaimed career highlight ‘NO BLUES’, is available to stream and embed right now.
1. When Christmas Comes
2. A Doe To A Deer
3. The Holly & The Ivy
4. Kindle A Flame In Her Heart
5. The Trains Don’t Run (It’s Christmas Day)
6. Lonely This Christmas
‘A Los Campesinos! Christmas’ will be in select record shops from 8th December via Turnstile/Heart Swells, or available to pre-order direct from the band at po.st/BUYLCXMAS from 7pm, Monday 17th November. All pre-orders from LC!’s site will come with an especially designed Los Campesinos! Christmas Card, hand-signed by the band.
Los Camp! have a handful of UK gigs scheduled.
23rd Nov - The Flapper, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
4th Dec - Sound Control, Manchester*
5th Dec - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds* (SOLD OUT)
6th Dec - Arts Centre, Norwich*
7th Dec - Village Underground, London* (SOLD OUT)
*with support from Trust Fund
Tickets are available from: http://loscampesinos.com/live
When Christmas Comes
When I go home I will walk via tinseltown,
down LED avenues, jingle bells all around
Where they pluck all the stars from out the sky,
and they hang them from rafters up on high
I wished away the last year, it was the worst of times,
audition for ass end of horse in village pantomime.
Just to hear your voice calling from the back
“it’s behind you!” oh yeh thank God for that
Christmas Eve, torrential rain
One single snowflake on this plain
I held you in gloved hands
and I’m not letting go
New Year to November
It’s looming near, it lingers close
when Christmas comes, what’s lurking goes
Saved hard all Winter to ensure your stocking’s full,
joined the choir, took myself door to door
making small change with all the carollers
every mention of His name changed to yours
A dream of you stood naked as Christmas tree,
left unattended ’til second week of February.
In the morning, you’re lying next to me
Covered in gold, stole from nativity
Can you hear it?
Let the bells chime!
Lift your glasses high
for the Boy Child!
- los campesinos!