Just shy of a year since they played their last shows in support of the highly acclaimed 2013 LP Holy Fire, Oxford band Foals are already back and in full swing as of this morning with the title track to their forthcoming album What Went Down. Detuned synthesizers and piercing vocals lull you into a false sense of security before What Went Down really kicks; it’s aggressive and unforgiving. Lead singer Yannis Phillipakis wastes no time here, delivering an arresting performance in both the stunning Niall O’Brien directed video and on recording. With shades of Holy Fire standout ‘Inhaler’ running all the way through this new single, all signs point to something quite special when the record drops later this year. Fuck yeah.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuQQIawCqBA[/youtube]
Foals will release their fourth LP What Went Down on August 28th via Warner Music. Don’t email us that day, we’ll be crying in our office.