FOALS LAUNCH AMBITIOUS DUAL ALBUM PROJECT WITH MARCH 8TH RELEASE OF
‘EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST – PART 1’
LISTEN TO THE LEAD TRACK ‘EXITS’ HERE AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
‘PART 2’ WILL FOLLOW IN THE AUTUMN
UK HEADLINE TOUR IN JUNE INCLUDES MAJOR LONDON SHOW AT ALEXANDRA PALACE
From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, Foals’ trajectory has been remarkable. They’ve earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million sales of their four Gold-certified albums, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure. And while the majority of contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, Foals continue to hit new peaks.
After more than a decade in the game, Foals again embrace that love for the unconventional with the bravest and most ambitious project of their career: not one, but two astonishing new albums: ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’. A pair of releases, separate but related, they share a title, themes and artwork. ‘Part 1’ will be released on March 8th, with ‘Part 2’ following in the autumn.
“They’re two halves of the same locket,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explains. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”
Profoundly tethered but possessing their own personalities, the two bodies capture the most compelling, ambitious and cohesive creations that Foals – completed by Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – have ever produced.
Eager to break the traditional pop song structure, the 20 tracks defy expectation. There are exploratory, progressive-tinged tracks which occasionally break the 10-minute mark alongside atmospheric segues which make the music an experience rather than a mere collection of songs. Yet the band’s renowned ability to wield relentless grooves with striking power also reaches new heights.
Fans who pre-order ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ from the D2C store here will gain access to a pre-sale for the band’s UK and European tour. All pre-orders will also receive ‘Exits’ as an instant download.
Foals’ UK headline dates are listed below.
11th – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
14th – Tunbridge Wells, Bedgebury Pinetum
15th – Birmingham, Digbeth Arena
20th – Thetford, Thetford Forest
21st – London, Alexandra Palace
26th – Bournemouth, International Centre
Tickets available for UK headline dates Friday, 01 February 2019 at http://gigst.rs/foals