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now i like foals and thought this was there new single, the similarities are uncanny
listen to the first song...
sounds like 4/5 Foals songs cut up and glued into a "new" song. Unbelievable.
bless there cotton socks they just wana be a big pop band they are playing some one buy them an ice cream then maybe take there instruments away.
or maybe they have never herd Foals as they don't even list them in their Influences.
i am quite literally speechless after hearing this. 'rip off' doesn't scratch the surface.
sounds exactly like them. did they think noone would notice they're just ripping foals off
but not a complete facsimile. Is this a joke band?
also bits of the last song 'maps demo' sound EXACTLY like Dartz
I am getting Yannis to sure their asses.
quite funny really
when i saw them the other week
cos Foals aren't ripping off Bloc Party and The Rapture are they...(sighs)
this is a carbon copy basically. i was going to make the point that foals arent exactly totally original, but theres a clear difference between being heavily influenced and taking elements of their sound and actually completely copying everything about a band.
Foals rip other people off well, as opposed to Venice Ahoy who clearly don't.
and influenced by
and then accuse them of being rip offs.
is quite good. (Maps Demo)
But yeah, that first song. ouch.
this to foals.
only heard Maps Demo, which sounds a lot more like Maps&Atlases than Foals.
lets more pretend anything about Foals is original anyway
which is always a good thing. a coincidence that its called "maps"? i think not.
anyway, listen to the first song there, and any excuses like "foals arent original in the first place" become completely redundant - this is proper larcenry.
actually, considering how good the other tracks are, i'm tempted to think that the foals rip off is a deliberate joke
Maps & Atlases in their influences.
Couldn't put my finger on it but you're right that song sounds exactly like 'Every place has a house' by Maps&Atlases.
every metal band does not sound the same.
prefer them to Foals...
But, aye, copied.
because if you are, then although there may be some subtle differences in 'how' you make the sound... tapping vs picking... the actual sounds you are making are very very similar. i hope you have a hit and we have another wire/elastica thing on the go...
i have listened to talking heads, and fire engines... just because people disagree doesn't mean they are ignorant.
just stumbled across them on myspace
that you definitely aren't in/know the band.
just to make those 3 comments?
you should ask this band if you can join...
there is no shame, apart from the flagrant plagarism, your band are actually pretty good ;)
I didn;t get anyone was saying at the beginning before the dsico style drums came in...
apart from the drums most dischord bands from 1999 sounded like this...so foals don't have any 'copyright' on it.
The only thing that makes the mlike foals is the drums combination with the guitars.
ok it sounds like them. But foals don't have any great claims to this style..
i feel a little uncomfortable... saying this is a rip off (which it is) seems to suggest foals are a little bit more orginal than they are.
this is a blatant, deliberate rip off of a derivative but less blatant band... or something.
with the finger tapping...
let's wait for a video if they have one..
if they start dancing like they're ripped on emetics with guitars glued to their chins...I'd love to shove don cab's entire discopgraphy up their arses...
on 12" too
on the myspace page
you should listen to THIS...
They're all about 16 and used to be a 'Rock/Pop' band. Y'know,typical school boy sounding.
Then foals came along and well...
I don't see the probs..if 16 year olds are doing this, its a good start...apart from lack fo lyrics..ala foals ;D
I don;'t see foals mentioned aywhere in influences for either band...but minus the bear are mentioned in both in different places
that is genius, it is so slow, like drone-foals... at least they are honest and have foals as a top friend though...
but I like what they do. It pushes the right buttons, and sometimes that's all you need.
I remember when he was posting little riffs on myspace looking to form a band doing this kind of thing...then fucking foals show up
i've been waiting for someone to notice this.
although i find their sound totally infectious and i constantly have fireworks stuck in my head.
come out a bit wrong didn't it...
i blame venice ahoy!
I don't think it's plagiarism, just a rip-off. I acutually think they sound pretty good. More than anything, stuff like his reveals that Foals aren't really that original (still a good band though).
because the first song does sound exactly like foals and is quite laughable, but i'm on the second song and its actually very agreeable. nothing like foals, just fun dischord/minus the bear/kinsella type hijinks, and the third song is even better. although it might be a bit crazy to assume a band went to the trouble of writing and recording a rip off song to construct a jag, but it is mighty strange!
is what I think.
They're not original but they are quite good! I really like the Maps and Atlas's song.
added them on myspace with question: bit of foals sampling?
"sampling is taking a sound and using it, say taking the sound of a drum then putting it on to midi for keyboard
so no we havnt because we play the song our self
but thanks for asking! :)
how ya doing bro?"
a cross between Red Sox Pugie, The French Open and Cassius.
like actually hilarious. I'm in stitches.
But I'm also crying. Crying like mad, guys. Serious.
they've had over 1300 plays today.
Impressive, I wonder how many of them are from this thread checking them out to see if they sound like Foals? If so, also shows how many people read this board and don't post.
Apart from the obvious African Jazz/Funk influence, which is been tried by others before anyway (Phoenix "If It I Ever Feel Better", and The Dismemberment Plan had similar material)- they have that distinct eighties new wave funk thing going - A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads, Minutemen, Firehose etc.
loud and long. Maybe.
and invite them out on tour.
you can almost see the video too. the band members standing in a white room holding out their hands and falling.
they can have that treatment for free.
that doesn't look like a complete prick trying to look like a gawky indie moron.
you haven't heard foals, have you.
and asked if the whole Foals ripping off was a joke. They said it wasn't, but thanks for the add anyway.
The thread died ages ago. And you shouldn't care either, you guys are not too shabby.
I mean, how many bands get likened to other bands? You were just unfortunate enough to be likened to Foals, which is always hot topic here.
You saying foals is shit is like hearing noel gallagher say he's never heard Sgt Peppers. Come on. Own up.
Obviously it's natural for a band to jump to their defense when they feel like they've been attacked, but it's people's opinions, you can't change that. Besides, people have said nice things, that doesn't happen often on DiS!
one of your songs sounds a lot like DESPISTADO, who sould have been massive.
they had a masculine pretty girls make graves vibe.
they split up when they were about to 'break' a couple of years ago. The EP was awesome and the posthumous album was really good as well:
oh yeah, good work with ignoring the haters.