Oh yes!!! Smart Oxford mob’s back on the ‘indie’ radar. Although I never wasn’t very sure how to classify them. Foals have been labelled as math rock and post punk, but personally for me it’s on of those bands that you simply can’t stick a label on.
You wouldn’t believe how excited I’m about my beloved Foals coming back to us with a superb single called Inhaler and third album Holy Fire which is going to hit the music shops’ shelves on an early February next year. Also, I want to say big big thanks to my mate (you know who you are) for the heads up regarding Foals gig in Royal Albert Hall in London as I’ve managed to be quick enough getting myself a ticket for their show in March. I owe you a drink for that, T!!!
We were served with new single Inhaler and tasted a fresh bite of upcoming album a few weeks ago. What a tasty fresh breath of air it is! Well, after their latest brilliant Spanish Sahara and Total Life Forever hits you should have thought to yourself that it ain’t gonna be easy for Oxford boys climbing to a higher level. If you did so you were completely wrong. By the sound of Inhaler we can finally congratulate Foals by getting in ‘grown man shoes’. Oxford charmers created loads of expectations with second album Total Life Forever which was huge step them becoming one of the ‘indie’ scene pioneers.
As for the latest single Inhaler…it just screams about new maturity that Foals may have found in themselves. It is what Foals are all about. Inhaler is the tag and label that you could stick on the Oxford band without any doubts. Obviously,if we compare Inhaler with tunes from two earlier albums it’s much heavier. Filthy bass guitar riffs, rhythm changes and Yannis’ screaming make such a good combo. A wonderful tale started with an Antidote and Inhaler clearly suggests that there’s plenty of room left for another masterpiece that’s called Holy Fire.
The Smart Yard