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I just got into Holy Fire so this is a nice surprise
Well here's a new song anyway:
They're one of the few bands around, certainly in the UK, that are pretty huge but are still making great records. New song is ok, hopefully there'll be stronger on the album.
but Antidotes and Total Life Forever remain pretty great records, and they were excellent the one time I saw them. Pretty great band really, but I find myself really wanting to dislike them for some reason.
except for wanting to dislike them, so not exactly
Since when did they become a rock-by-numbers band?
I get the feeling they're trying to muscle in on the Royal Blood fans.
There weren't many bands that did Foals as well as Foals (if that makes sense), but there certainly are loads of bands that sound like this, just much, much better!
namely Minus The Bear, who they directly ripped from in the first place. they've been drudging Muse-a-like rock since the last album.
sound nothing at all like Muse.
Don't get me wrong, I much prefer Minus The Bear to Foals.
I just meant that at the time in the UK they were seen to be a refreshing change to the plethora of indie bands that were popular.
It just surprised me how far from their original sound they are now.
I suppose it's a clever band that totally changes its sound to fit in with current trends.
Fair play to them.
proper haircuts, proper tunes, proper gui...hang on, that's a bass guitar????
a definite Nick Cave influence on this. Hearing people in this thread compare it to Royal Blood and Muse is proper strange.
comparing them to Royal Blood.
I just said they were going after their fans. I'm sure that many Royal Blood fans loved Foals anyway and will probably think this is great.
the big cheesy riff after the chorus in this song for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M
will no doubt 'make more sense in the context of the album' as they say.
from Holy Fire to Antidotes. Their first two albums are more well rounded than Holy Fire and a lot more individual - Holy Fire definitely seems like an attempt to conform to more regular song structures and something that would work well at festivals, but the three track run from Inhaler to Bad Habit is as strong as you could ask for from anyone.
But the vocals on this piss me off. Its not a shoegaze song, you don't need that much reverb, it just sounds crap.
This hasn't grabbed me in the same way. I think Inhaler worked so well as a single because it mixed a grimier edge with the usual rhythmic funkiness you get from Foals. Perhaps it needs more listens but this doesn't have the required snarl to pull of something even more grungey.
before Holy Fire was released. Less enthused with this one, but maybe that's a good thing and the album will be much stronger than HF
Won't base too much hype on it though as I really didn't have much time for the lead track on holy fire but like ve that album. Gonna be hard to top total life forever in my opinion, one of the few great mainstream British guitar records of the last ten years and an absolute fucking MONSTER live.
has been washed out and now it's just epic rock.
it's pleasant enough but a bit disappointing that a decent band has straightened out into stadium rock.
enjoyed this live version:
The three new songs they've put out aren't their strongest (Knife In The Ocean is pretty good though) but it's still an absolute cut above the general arena fodder