My Fantasy Band: Yannis Philippakis, Foals
'I think Björk would just be the perfect twist of lemon on top of an already pretty weird band'
Drums: Stella Mozgawa
Warpaint's drummer has a great intuitive groove and is the best female drummer I've ever seen. Actually, she's one of the best drummers I've ever seen full stop. She has a different emphasis on certain beats; she's just thrilling to watch.
Bass: Bernard Edwards
He played bass for Chic and he wrote the best bass lines of the last 50 years. He was also inadvertently the godfather of hip-hop. All of his sounds were in his fingers, he wasn't reliant on effects or studio trickery, it was all just natural killer, in the pocket groove.
Guitar: David Okumu & John Fahey
Okumu is from The Invisible, who I've toured with before. We've spoken about having a jam together before but we've never gotten round to it. He's amazing; the whole band is amazing really. I'm envious of his style. Fahey was the first guitarist to draw emphasis on the guitar as a solo instrument within bluegrass and stuff like that. His playing was incredibly evocative and he also had the personal mythology and charisma to make you fall in love with him.
I think she just would be the perfect twist of lemon on top of an already pretty weird band.
Foals' new single "Inhaler" is out on Monday. They tour the UK in March. www.foals.co.uk
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