Los Campesinos! Ape 'Bargain Hunt' in an Extremely Soothing Video for "5 Flucloxacillin"

"Surely one of the most emotionally impactful clips in music video history."
Emma Garland
London, GB
February 23, 2017, 1:31pm

This article originally appeared on Noisey UK. 

If you've ever watched British daytime telly you will know that it is absolutely crap. It's mostly people smashing down their sheds and replacing them with slightly better sheds or talk show hosts shouting at a pregnant teenager for making poor life decisions. At the same time, though, it is often the only thing that keeps me sane. The repetition, the anger, the fleeces; it brings me a sense of comfort and belonging in an otherwise stressful world full of fake news and avocado shortages. Basically what I'm trying to say is "your ex-girlfriend's favorite band" Los Campesinos! have just done a video for "5 Flucloxacillin" in which they try to fleece a load of old tat (including their own debut record) on a fake episode of Bargain Hunt and it is class.

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"Doing music videos is something that we as a band absolutely dread, from concept to filming, and especially having to watch ourselves back," the Campesinos! tell us over email, "However, being stars of daytime TV is something we've always dreamed of. What we've ended up with is surely one of the most emotionally impactful clips in music video history, perfectly capturing the highs and lows of a life devoted to bargain hunting."

I agree. You probably will too, after you give it a watch below.

Los Campesinos! are on tour now in support of Sick Scenes which you can cop here or at one of the many, many dates below:

February

20th Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre*
21st Vancouver, BC The Imperial (19+)*
22nd Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge (+21)*
24th San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
25th Los Angeles, CA The Teragram Ballroom *
27th Denver, CO The Bluebird Theater*

March

1st Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (18+)*
2nd Chicago, IL Metro (18+)*
3rd Detroit, MI El Club*
4th Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop*
5th Toronto, ON Velvet Underground*
6th Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre*
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 Centre (14+)
28th Glasgow Stereo (14+)
29th Sheffield Queens Social Club (14+)
30th Newcastle The Cluny (14+)

May

1st London Koko (14+)
5th Brighton The Haunt (14+)
6th Norwich Arts Centre (14+)
7th Birmingham Hare & Hounds (14+)

All shows are all ages unless stated.
* w/ special guests Crying

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