Listen: Los Campesinos! Announce Live Album, Plan To Record Fifth Full-Length In June

Stream and download ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’ taken from ‘A Good Night For A Fistfight’, recorded live at Islington Assembly Hall last December.

Los Campesinos! have announced release details for a live album, as well as confirming plans to head in to the studio to record their fifth full-length.

Recorded during their longest ever live set at London’s Islington Assembly Hall in December, ‘A Good Night For A Fistfight’ will be released digitally on 5th May - with the live take of ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’ available for streaming and downloading now.

The Cardiff-formed band have also announced that following the live album’s release in a fortnight, they’ll be heading in to the studio in June to record their fifth record, following 2011’s ‘Hello Sadness’.

Speaking exclusively to DIY about choosing to release a live record, vocalist Gareth said:

‘It’s something that’s been in the back of our minds for a while. We tried to do it last year in Seattle, brought in the full rig and everything and then the guy in charge literally forgot to press record before we started playing - he got all of the support band’s set and none of ours.

‘I’m usually the one person in the band who’s most reluctant to play older stuff, but on this occasion we kind of wanted to do the closest we could get to a ‘Greatest Hits’. Or at least what die-hard LC! supporters would consider to be a ‘Greatest Hits’. We made sure to do the ones that have been on adverts, our first ever single, a couple of album tracks from 5 years ago to make the purists feel smug. Military precision.’

The 21-track, 91-minute album comprises songs from all four albums and is available for pre-order for £5 now - with those who pre-order immediately receiving a download of ‘Baby I Got The Death Rattle’.

‘A Good Night For A Fistfight’ documents bassist Ellen’s last ever gig as a Los Campesinos! member, while the show also marked the first time original vocalist Aleks joined the band on stage following her departure to focus on her studies three years ago.

Stream the live take of ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’ and find album art and tracklisting below, or download the song here.

‘A Good Night For A Fistfight’ tracklisting:

1. Ways To Make It Through The Wall
2. Death To Los Campesinos!
3. Romance Is Boring
4. By Your Hand
5. Hello Sadness
6. A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte
7. I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know
8. Songs About Your Girlfriend
9. Miserabilia
10. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
11. There Are Listed Buildings
12. Knee Deep At ATP
13. Straight In At 101
14. My Year In Lists
15. Heart Swells/Pacific Daylight Time
16. The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
17. You! Me! Dancing!
18. Baby I Got The Death Rattle
19. In Media Res
20. We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives
21. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks

los campesinos good night for a fistfight live album cover art