My words found themselves, dazed and confused, on the page in the esteemed publication Redbrick. You can see the edited-for-paper version at the Redbrick website.
And it's good. I'm pleased with it. But I'm here today to talk about the extended, nearly-double-the-length version that I've just unleashed onto the internet. It's almost dangerously bloggy, but I felt its home remained with Redbrick, not least because it starts:
"Los Campesinos! were the first band I ever wrote about for Redbrick, back when my cheeks were rosier and I still believed in Santa. Comparing them to the musical version of fizzy pop, I gave Hold On Now, Youngster… an 8. A couple of years and a couple of hundred listens to the album later: this is a public apology."
And I only get more reverential from there. Find out just how far I'll go on...well, the Redbrick website again.
Everything I talk about in the article is available on Spotify- just be warned of the other, Spanish Los Campesinos! on there.
*Both that I love a lot, and that I gushed a lot.