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With two top 10 albums already under their belt, Oxford five-piece Foals prepare to return with their third and most exhilarating album yet. The new album is titled ‘Holy Fire’ and is due for UK release Feb 11th 2013.
Holy Fire has been recorded by prestigious production duo Flood & Moulder at Assault and Battery studios in London. Their previous work includes Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, and The Killers.
The first track to be showcased is ‘Inhaler’ – an electrifying, shamanistic tune set to purge the soul and raise the dead. Heavier than anything Foals have written before it nevertheless shines with their inimitable groove and funk. Inhaler will go to radio on 5th November, and will be instantly available to download when the album goes up to pre-order on iTunes.
Despite no-one hearing any other music to date, the band assure the new record sounds ‘dirtier, swampier, and more booty shaking’ than the last.
Foals were nominated for a Mercury nomination with ‘Total Life Forever’. At the 2011 NME awards in they won ‘Best Single’ for Spanish Sahara and were nominated for four other awards. They were also nominated for ‘Best Song’ for Spanish Sahara at the 2011 Ivor Novello awards .
Kicking off proceedings the band prepare for a sold out, intimate, regional tour -- a tour especially for fans. The band will be debuting new material from their much anticipated new album.
Nov 28th Sheffield, Queen Social Club
Nov 29th Leicester, Lock 29
Nov 30th Stoke, Sugarmill
Dec 2nd Doncaster, Leopard
Dec 3rd Derby, The Venue
Dec 4th Gloucester, Guildhall
Dec 6th Southampton, Cellar
Dec 7th Bournemouth, 60 Million Lights
Dec 8th Aldershot, West End Centre
Dec 10th Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec 11th Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Yannis Philippakis – 26 (vocals/guitar)
Edwin Congreave – 28 (keys)
Walter Gervers - 28 (bass)
Jimmy Smith - 28 (guitar/keys)
Jack Bevan - 26 (drums)