Their debut single on new home Transgressive following their limited-edition Try Harder-released seven-inch of last year (review), Foals**’ ‘Hummer’ delights and excites in equal measure.
‘Hummer’ is more pop-math than previous recordings may have hinted. Sounding a bit like Animal Collective rifling through The Rapture’s audio files on electro night, it’s a furious, insistent track that demands dancefloor action from even the most conservative of staid, skinny jeans-wearing stand-arounds.
The best thing is, just as you think it’s going to explode into the biggest shakedown this side of Fabric’s mongy pill night, ‘Hummer’ crescendos to an immediate stop. Making you sad, then happy, then elated. Even as the track reaches its end, your brain presses play and it merrily tangos its way through your neurons for the rest of the day.
8Gareth Dobson's Score