Foals tonight – from the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol two weeks ago. Formed in Oxford in 2005, Foals have been around some eleven years now and, according to their Wiki page, have had the same lineup in all that time. And in that time they’ve released 4 studio albums, 6 eps and 19 singles. And they’ve been given an NME (New Musical Express) Award for Best Live act in Britain in 2011 and 2013 as well as awards from Q Magazine for Best live act. In fact, they are recipients of piles of awards.
So you get the idea they are well liked and well regarded by the Press. They are currently winding up a UK tour and will be heading in this direction in April, no doubt doing SXSW this year (I don’t see Coachella in the listings but, you never know).
At any rate, they will be seemingly everywhere this year, so it might be a good idea to catch them in concert.
But if you can’t, or you’re on the fence, here is a chance to do it from the comfort of your computer and get yourself familiar before you head off to buy tickets. Like everything else with the BBC 6 Music Festival this year, it was all pretty extraordinary and this Foals set is no different. They have a habit of living up to their reputation as a great band to see live and if you aren’t familiar with them, now’s as good a time as any to get acquainted and add another band to your list.
I keep telling everyone there’s a lot of great music out there – you just have to keep hitting the browse button and check stuff out.
Crank this one up.