The astonishingly glorious Los Campesinos! are back again with news of a new album and a hefty list of tour dates. After nearly three years of silence since their last album, ‘No Blues’, Los Campesinos! have announced their sixth album ‘Sick Scenes’, which will see its release on 24th February 2017 on Wichita Recordings. The band – originating in Cardiff – have also revealed the first taste of the album in ‘I Broke Up In Amarante’. This is the longest hiatus the band have ever taken between releases and this makes us hungry for some more music from the seven piece. New song ‘I Broke Up In Amarante’ is upbeat in its tempo and the harsh guitars are made to distract you from the deeper meaning behind the track. It hints that their sound has changed slightly from their last album, showing that the band is constantly growing and developing their music. They have struggled with this maturing process in the past, but their last album illuminated hope for their future as a regenerated band and this theme seems like it is seeping into their sixth album. This new song gives out real soft-grunge vibes and tears away from their usual indie feel. Listen to ‘I Broke Up In Amarante’ below: Along with this new song they also publicised their plans for UK and North American tours which will take place from February to May next year. They will be joined on the North American leg of the tour by CRYING, an indie rock band from New York. The full list of dates are as follows: FEBRUARY 20th – SEATTLE, WA – The Neptune Theatre 21th – VANCOUVER, BC – The Imperial 22nd – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 23rd – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Teragram Ballroom MARCH 1st – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Triple Rock Social Club 2nd – CHICAGO, IL – Metro 3rd – DETROIT, MI – El Club 4th – CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – Grog Shop 5th – TORONTO, ON – Velvet Underground 6th – PITTSBURGH, PA – Rex Theater 8th – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Theatre of Living Arts 9th – WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 Club 10th – BROOKLYN, NY – Warsaw 11th – BOSTON, MA – Paradise Rock Club APRIL 27th – LIVERPOOL Arts Centre28th – GLASGOW Stereo29th – SHEFFIELD Queens Social Club 30th – NEWCASTLE The Cluny MAY1st – LONDON KOKO5th – BRIGHTON The Haunt6th – NORWICH Arts Centre 7th – BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds ‘Sick Scenes’ is released on 24th February 2017 on Wichita Recordings. Pre-order the album here.