Foals have announced details of a UK-wide tour in November, including a performance at Southampton Guildhall on the 13th.
The indie rock band will release their new LP, What Went Down (a follow-up to 2013’s Holy Fire), on 28th August and are also set to play London’s Village Underground on 25th August.
In a recent interview with NME, lead singer Yannis Phillipakis described the new album as “lean” and “punchy,” adding that he wanted to explore “the extremities, the darkest crevices of [his]mind,” during the album’s recording, with the aim of making “something better than [him]self, to lift [him]self above the daily malaise.”
Foals will be playing at the following venues:
5th – Nottingham Rock City
6th – Liverpool Olympia
7th – Norwich UEA
8th – Cardiff University Great Hall
10th – Aberdeen Music Hall
11th – Newcastle O2 Academy
13th – Southampton Guildhall
14th – Margate Dreamland – By The Sea event
15th – Bristol Anson Rooms
16th – Cambridge Corn Exchange
The band have also discussed their future, with keyboardist Edwin Congreave warning: “This isn’t going to last forever. At 20, bands share a youthful energy. At 40, they grow apart.” Phillipakis agreed, adding: “I would rather kill off the band than slouch into a comfort zone and a paycheck. I want to do something great.”
Tickets for the November dates go on sale on Friday 21st August at 9am. Watch the video for their latest single, Mountain At My Gates, below.