Los Campesinos! have today announced that their forthcoming fourth album is finally set for release, a welcome addition to our transfer deadline day excitement.

Continuing their onslaught to be the band that soundtracks Budweiser drinkers, Football Manager fans and sorrowful tweeters alike, the recently-reduced-to-sevenpiece will release the delightfully entitled Hello Sadness in November.

The news comes after it was announced earlier this week that violinist Harriet will leave the band after the end of their current touring stint.

The band’s press release reads:

Conceived in Girona, Spain earlier this year, under the watchful eye of producer John Goodmanson, Hello Sadness is ten songs of love, loss and heartbreak nail-gunned to a back-drop of broken, tangled bodies, creeping, dead-eyed animals, suffocating, looming shadows and World Cup exits. It is an honest, bare bones documentation of breaking up and trying not to break up in the process.


“It feels like we’ve done all our growing up while in this band,” added vocalist Gareth. “Not like we’re Hanson, or anything. But we’ve been Los Campesinos! since finishing university, and in that time we’ve all changed as people massively. That’s something we want to put across in the music.”

We can’t wait.


By Your Hand
Songs About Your Girlfriend
Hello Sadness
Life Is A Long Time
Every Defeat A Divorce (Three Lions)
Hate For The Island
The Black Bird, The Dark Slope
To Tundra
Baby I Got The Death Rattle
Light Leaves, Dark Sees pt. II

The album will be released 14 November on Turnstile and can be pre-ordered, along with many special offer bundles, here.