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Preview: Foals @ The Anthem, 12/13/22

Preview: Foals @ The Anthem, 12/13/22

Foals (Photo by Rashidi Noah)

Foals recently released Life Is Yours, their seventh studio — which The Guardian has named “the best of their career” and the Associated Press calls “upbeat, very funky and always brilliantly layered… the perfect slice of summer fun.”

In support of the album, Foals perform at The Anthem on Tuesday, Dec. 13!

Life Is Yours is the follow-up to the triumphant, two-part Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, which proved to be a pivotal pinnacle in the band’s story, leading to their first UK No. 1 album, the group winning Best Band at the BRIT Awards, and a Mercury Prize nomination.

Life Is Yours marks a natural evolution for Foals, its disco-tinged guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and punchy, insistent hooks echoing their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. It’s a record that’s perfectly in tune with the prevailing atmosphere of this moment in time — a life-affirming celebration as the world is reunited. Life Is Yours immediately establishes its tone with the bright beam of optimism provided by its title track.

Its ambience and exuberance proving that the band has no intention of slowing down. There’s a unity to the sound, whether Foals are bouncing into “Looking High,” experimenting with West African guitar grooves on “Flutter,” or savouring the prospect of playing live together again within the dance dynamics of “The Sound.”

Watch the official music video for “Looking High” by Foals on YouTube:

The band — Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, and Jimmy Smith — started the project within the dark, windowless confines of their south London rehearsal space during the winter lockdown. Feeling contained and tethered, they were drawn towards spirited sounds that looked to a brighter future, not only in terms of climate but also in terms of the unreplicable thrill of performing live. By the time the process reached its conclusion, the verdant summer surroundings of Real World Studios near Bath matched the album’s ardent atmosphere.

Buy your tickets online now!

W/ Inner Wave, Glove
The Anthem
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Doors @ 6:30pm
All ages


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