Foals are back, sound completely different

The math rock guitar chimes seem to be gone

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Foals have returned with a 12-second teaser video which sounds much heavier than anything on their last album, 2013's Holy Fire.

The video shows the band playing in a rundown warehouse space as an ominous synth drones over the top.

This then cuts into approximately 1.5 seconds of a new song, which sounds like breakneck punk and sees frontman Yannis Philippakis screaming over the top.

A new album is expected from Foals later in the year, with Philippakis previously telling Q of its sound: "We felt that the spread on ‘Holy Fire’ was good but on this we wanted to push it out even further, so the extremes were further apart. The heavier songs are heavier, the poppier songs are poppier and weirder."

Foals were the architects of a new bleepy math pop sound in the mid-2000s, though it outlived them somewhat, influencing other bands while their 2010 album Total Life Forever and 2013 LP Holy Fire lacked the impact of their debut Antidotes.

It seems we'll be getting something entirely different with this next release however, which was apparently 130 bottles of red wine in the making.

@christophhooton

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