News

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Foals Shares New Record Store Day Single, “Rain”

Rain / Daffodils 7-Inch Due Out April 16

Mar 09, 2016

Foals are among the many the artists putting out a vinyl release on Record Store Day on April 16. They will be releasing a 7-inch. On the A-side is a previously unreleased song, "Rain," and you can already stream that one below.  More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Watch: Foals - “Birch Tree” Video

What Went Down Out Now via Warner Bros.

Jan 15, 2016

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Bros. Now the British band has shared a video for "Birch Tree." Dave Ma directed the clip, which features the band goofing around in Los Angeles (at the beach, skating at the LA River, riding in shopping carts, etc.).  More

Jan 06, 2016

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Last night the British band performed "Mountain At My Gates" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and you can watch that performance below.  More

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Listen: Foals - “Give it All (Lindstrøm Remix)”

What Went Down Out Now via Warner Bros.

Nov 09, 2015

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Now the British band's "Give it All" has been remixed by Lindstrøm (aka Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm), who extends it to eight minutes and makes it dancefloor ready. More

Oct 29, 2015

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Now the British band has covered Florence and the Machine's "What Kind of Man." It was performed this morning in BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge."  More

Watch: Foals – “Give It All” Video

What Went Down Out Now via Warner Bros.

Oct 12, 2015

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Now the British band has shared a video for the ballad "Give It All." Nabil directed the clip and shot it in Paris. It stars Jérémie Renier as a heartbroken man who reflects on his ex-lover (played by Caroline Fauvet) as he watches Foals perform in a bar.  More

Aug 24, 2015

Foals' new album, What Went Down, is due out this Friday (August 28) via Warner Music. Last week the British band shared the 11-minute long What Went Down: Album Sampler video that included snippets of every song on the album backed by either previously shared music video footage or images of the band performing the songs.  More

Aug 18, 2015

Foals previously announced their new album, What Went Down. It's now almost upon us and due out a week from Friday, on August 28 via Warner Music. Now the British band has shared the 11-minute long What Went Down: Album Sampler video that includes snippets of every song on the album backed by either previously shared music video footage or images of the band performing the songs. It's all styled to look like an old videotape and you can also skip back and forth between songs with buttons on the video.   More

Watch Foals Cover “Daffodils” by Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Recorded for Australia's Triple J Radio Station, They Also Performed "Mountain At My Gates"

Aug 14, 2015

Foals took part in the "Like A Version" series for Australia's Triple J radio station yesterday, where they have artists do exclusive cover songs live on the radio.  More

Foals Share Trailer for “What Went Down” Album Making Of Film, “Crème Anglaise”

Crème Anglaise Included in Deluxe Edition of What Went Down, Due August 28

Aug 13, 2015

Foals previously announced their new albumWhat Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music).  More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Watch: Foals – “A Knife in the Ocean” Lyric Video

What Went Down, Due August 28 via Warner Music

Aug 06, 2015

Foals previously announced their new album, What Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). They've already shared the title track via its video and the audio for "Mountain At My Gates," as well as its Spherical virtual reality video. Yesterday "What Went Down" got the remix treatment courtesy of The Haxan Cloak (aka British producer and musician Bobby Krlic). Now Foals have shared a lyric video for the near-7-minute-long What Went Down track "A Knife in the Ocean."   More

Listen: Foals – “What Went Down (Haxan Cloak Remix)”

What Went Down, Due August 28 via Warner Music

Aug 05, 2015

Foals previously announced their new album, What Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). They've already shared the title track via its video and the audio for "Mountain At My Gates," as well as its Spherical virtual reality video. Now "What Went Down" gets the remix treatment courtesy of The Haxan Cloak (aka British producer and musician Bobby Krlic), who muddies up the song with distorted vocals and dirty beats. It keeps threatening to build into a dancefloor banger, but then goes in more experimental directions.   More

Watch: Foals - “Mountain At My Gates” Spherical Virtual Reality Video

What Went Down, Due August 28 via Warner Music

Jul 29, 2015

Foals recently announced their new albumWhat Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). They previously shared the title track via its video and the audio for "Mountain At My Gates." More

Jul 23, 2015

Foals recently announced their new albumWhat Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). Yesterday they did a live set for Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio 1. More

Listen: Foals – “Mountain At My Gates”

What Went Down, Due August 28 via Warner Music

Jul 20, 2015

Foals recently announced their new albumWhat Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). They previously shared the title track via its video and now we have "Mountain At My Gates."  More

Watch: Foals - “What Went Down” Video

First Single and Title Track to What Went Down, Due August 28 via Warner Music

Jun 16, 2015

Last week Foals announced their new albumWhat Went Down (out August 28 via Warner Music). Now they have shared the intense first single and album title track, "What Went Down," and its crazy and menacing video. More

Listen: Foals – “Howl (Supermoon)” Preview

Another Cut From Radio One Rescores: Drive – Curated By Zane Lowe

Nov 03, 2014

Zane Lowe’s rescoring of the film Drive still feels a bit strange. After all, why mess with (near) perfection?  More

Jul 05, 2014

Yesterday was the third day of Open’er Festival. More

Foals Announce World Tour Dates

Shows Begin Feb. 2

Jan 22, 2014

Foals are hitting the road in support of last year’s Holy FireMore

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Sep 25, 2013

Supporting their latest album Holy Fire English ensemble Foals have produced two stellar music videos for their singles "Late Night" and "Bad Habit." More

2013 Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

Include David Bowie, Savages, Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling and More

Sep 11, 2013

The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced. More

Jun 17, 2013

Teaming up once again with the daring visual director Nabil, Foals have premiered a music video for their new Holy Fire single "Bad Habit." More

Mar 11, 2013

Life, death and love coincide with one another in the new music video for Foals' latest single "Late Night."  More

Feb 21, 2013

Last week Oxford, England's Foals released their third full-length LP Holy Fire achieving a fair amount of early praise.  More

Feb 13, 2013

Fresh off the arrival of their brand new album Holy Fire this week, Foals have premiered personal footage of the band playing one of the record's standout tracks "Milk & Black Spiders." More

Surfer Blood To Tour With Foals

Joint Shows This Spring

Feb 11, 2013

Recently announcing the arrival of their newest album Pythons on June 11, West Palm Beach band Surfer Blood has announced an extended set of tour dates in the lead-up to its release. More

Watch: New Foals Video for “My Number”

Holy Fire out February 12

Jan 23, 2013

Music videos are an underappreciated form of storytelling. The video for the Foals song "My Number," however, doesn't misuse the potential of even a simple live-show-music-video formula. Exploring every corner of the venue, and even outside, the video offers a broad perspective on an often overused pop music trope. More

Nov 14, 2012

Yesterday (or today depending on who you ask) Foals appeared a musical guest on the British late night program Later... with Jools Holland where they debuted a new track called "My Number." More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2010 Day Three including Yeasayer, The National and The Flaming Lips

Plus Midlake, Shearwater, White Rabbits and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Oct 14, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Foals Get Creepy in “2 Trees” Video

Who Doesn’t Love a Singing Puppet?

Sep 23, 2010

In their new video, "2 Trees" Foals get creepy with the help of a melancholy singing puppet. And if that doesn’t make you want to press play, what will? We have the clip More

Jul 20, 2010

Nominees for the prestigious Mercury Prize were announced today. Among the honorees are Under the Radar favorites Laura Marling (nominated for the second time), Foals, Mumford and Sons, and The xx. We have the full list of nominees.  More

Foals Head to North America

Total Life Forever Out Now

Jul 14, 2010

British rockers Foals are heading to North America for a series of dates kicking off September 23rd. We have their full schedule.  More

Foals Live “Total Life Forever”

Sophomore Album out May 11th Digitally, June 15th Physically

Mar 31, 2010

On May 11th, Foals will digitally release sophomore album Total Life Forever, with the physical release following June 15th. We have the track list. More


Interviews

Oct 16, 2015

Oxford quintet Foals have achieved a rare feat over the course of three albumsthey've managed to expand their artistic horizons while maintaining many of their signature moves, all the while broadening and challenging their audience.  More

2013 Artist Survey: Foals

Yannis Philippakis on Last Year's Best Albums, Spotify, Lou Reed, and the Government Shutdown

Feb 19, 2014

For Under the Radar's 11th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the important issues of the last year, as well as some quirkier subjects. More


Reviews

What Went Down

What Went Down

Warner Bros.

Aug 28, 2015

It's pretty much a given by now that Foals are the leading arena-rock band of the indie-rock era. With 2008's Antidotes, they started out as a niche interest—a precise and calculated math-rock band. More

Holy Fire

Holy Fire

Warner Bros.

Feb 22, 2013

Holy Fire opens with a sense of gravity. A low buzz and a pattering in the distance draft images of cavernous space before the guitar even shimmers into existence. And then it builds, each new instrument stoking the fire. More

Holy Fire

Holy Fire

Warner Bros.

Feb 22, 2013

Holy Fire is one of those records that could be succinctly summarized in five words: "This is a Foals album." Anyone familiar with their output since 2008 debut Antidotes will know exactly what it sounds like, with modulated synths combining with tremolated guitars (so much tremolo!) to sound a bit like all those bands whose albums Dave Sitek produced during his reign as King of Brooklyn circa 2008. More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More