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Nov 29, 07 at 7:50pmRichardlfc

Foals are a five-piece dance-punk band from Oxford who play a mix of indie with elements from techno and math rock. The band are signed with Transgressive Records. A full length album is due for release around March 2008, to be produced by Dave Sitek of "TV on the Radio".

Band members:
Yannis Philippakis
Jack Bevan
Jimmy Smith
Edwin Congreave
Walter Gervers

Jack and Yannis were previously in a math rock band named The Edmund Fitzgerald but this was disbanded after they claimed that things had become "too serious" and they wanted to have more "fun making their music." Try Harder Records are set to release a retrospective of all previously released and unreleased Edmund Fitzgerald material in early 2008.

Jimmy Smith was previously a student at the University of Hull and graduated in Geography. He and Walter Gervers were in a small Oxford band called Face Meets Grill that split shortly before Foals formed. Jimmy is the only member of the band to have completed his degree. The other four members all quit their respective Universities (including Yannis and Edwin leaving courses at Oxford University) when the band signed to Transgressive.

Andrew Mears originally formed the band, playing as a guitarist and the lead singer. He was around for their first single release on Try Harder Records, Try This On Your Piano, where they had more of a math rock sound, but left after a few months so he could concentrate on Youthmovies. He was replaced by Edwin, who plays keyboards.

Lead singer Yannis Philippakis was recently voted 45 in music magazine NMEs 2007 Cool List. Drummer Jack Bevan has recently been endorsed by SJC drums.

Foals are touring with UK band Bloc Party in December and will continue to do gigs to promote their new album. They recently featured on BBC2 programme "Later with Jools Holland".

Foals Myspace

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Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Jan 6, 17 at 11:31pm

quote EvilTediz597
My buddy saw them live a while ago and recommended them. There was one song he showed me that I really liked, but I can't quite remember what it was.
It was this song.

Gonna pick up their albums sometime.

Dec 29, 16 at 1:19pm

haven't given these guys a listen in a while, but that's a damn fine track. really need to check them out again.

Dec 29, 16 at 12:51am

I just completed Life is Strange, and really appreciated hearing this.

Dec 21, 16 at 10:28am
Dark Xionei

Antidotes would be the album to check out EvilTediz597. Definitely the most mathy of their works. I wish they'd bring a bit of that flair back to their music. Not to say any of their other works aren't good, but I can only take Total Life Forever so many times.

Dec 20, 16 at 3:25pm

I was thinking about this band today. Been meaning to check them out as well. I've heard a few of their songs and I enjoyed them, and from what I remember they got a little mathy in parts, which seems up my way. My buddy saw them live a while ago and recommended them. There was one song he showed me that I really liked, but I can't quite remember what it was. Said they were pretty damn good live as well.

Dec 20, 16 at 1:02pm
Dark Xionei

Can't believe I was the last poster on this. What Went Down is their latest effort, I only spun it like once when it came out, and my impression was that it was really no different than Holy Fire or Total Life Forever. I feel they've became too comfortable with the direction they went in after their sophomore album.

Mar 3, 13 at 9:36pm
Dark Xionei

My god I could just listen to Milk & Black Spiders for ages.

Feb 15, 13 at 7:35am

Remastering of Left For Dead's back-catalogue will probably reign supreme till Iceage for me. Then again I dislike Foals so it would pretty much have to be the only thing out for me to have it top, far too bland for my ears.

Feb 15, 13 at 5:16am

it's my favourite album of the year so far anyway, I love it

Feb 15, 13 at 2:46am

quote D I O S
It's not even the best so far.

Local Natives surpasses it. As does Rhye's 'The Fall' in my opinion, but that album isn't officially released yet... Many people will probably argue for My Bloody Valentine too

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