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 was released on 8th March, with Part 2 following in the autumn.

“They’re two halves of the same locket,” front man 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), JackBevan (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.

As well as Festivals over the summer, Foals have announced some headline dates.



Date Venue
Tue 11th O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Wed 12th O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Fri 14th Bedgebury Pinetum Tunbridge Wells
Sat 15th Digbeth Arena Birmingham
Sun 16th Digbeth Arena Birmingham
Tue 18th SWG3 Galvanizers Yard Glasgow
Thu 20th Thetford Forest Thetford
Fri 21st Alexandra Palace London
Sat 22nd Alexandra Palace London
Wed 26th International Centre Bournemouth

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