Sometimes you get the feeling a band is about to take that next step. I’m rarely ever right, but I’ve got that sneaking feeling about Oxford, England’s Foals.
While 2010’s Total Life Forever garnered a Mercury Prize nomination in the UK, their math rock tendencies have kept them under the radar stateside. Third album Holy Fire, due out next month, seems to have the balance right for audiences on this side of the Atlantic however, with the muscle of “Inhaler” and the groove of “My Number.”
A video for the latter was released this week, capturing the vibe of their frenetic live show, along with scenes from the gig’s periphery and acid trip tracers:
Holy Fire arrives February 12 on Sub Pop.