Foals are an English indie rock band from Oxford, England formed in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Yannis Philippakis, drummer and percussionist Jack Bevan, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith, bassist Walter Gervers and keyboardist Edwin Congreave. Since the band’s formation, their line-up has remained constant.
They are currently signed to Warner Bros. Records, and have released four studio albums: Antidotes (2008), Total Life Forever (2010), Holy Fire (2013), What Went Down (2015), one video album, six extended plays and nineteen singles.
Foals shared album track “Mountain at My Gates” on 20 June, premiering the song via BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’. On 29 July, the band followed up the track with an accompanying 3D video, filmed on a GoPro HERO. On 6 August, Zane Lowe premiered new song ‘A Knife In The Ocean’ on his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. Foals made public a lyric video for ‘A Knife In The Ocean’ the same day.
In 2016 Foals toured the UK and Europe in February/March, followed by a US tour, playing a number of songs from What Went Down as well as previous releases, with support from Peace (DJ set) and Everything Everything (UK).