The latest slab from dance-rock outfit Foals is a tasty up tempo track called My Number. The song is the second single to be released from their latest album ‘Holy Fire’, which was listed as one of SPIN’s 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013. The video which you can view above delves into the heady world of what one presumes happens at Foals’ gigs: sweating, dancing, snogging, and then the loss of normal vision until everything seems to be melting into 3D.
For those who like their beats a little more up tempo, get excited – there’s a totally awesome Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs remix.
The new album has been getting pretty rave reviews from all quarters. As well as the SPIN accolade above, NME gave the album 9/10. Drummer Jack Bevan talks about the raw immediacy of the LP: “We wanted it to be unashamedly what it is rather than covering it with foliage, essentially. There’s a lot of music out there which hints at being this big direct, massive riff or whatever but then there’s so much other stuff.. A lot of bands seem to be ashamed that, if they write a proper riff they can’t focus on it.”
Foals are playing a couple of dates over the next couple of months, including two shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 March 2013. To coincide with those shows, the band teaching a music workshop with music students from the London boroughs of Islington and Haringey. Students aged between 14-16 will be asking the band about their experiences in the industry. The workshop will also include a live jam session with Foals where students will play a brand new version of a track from the new album.
“The Royal Albert Hall suggested we get involved in their education programme to supplement our gigs there and we thought it sounded like a grand idea,” says Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis.
“I would have loved a similar opportunity when I was younger – I had a pretty weird taste in music but always looked to my favourite bands for inspiration. It will be a fun day and hopefully the kids will learn something of use”
Bonus joy: there’s also a fairly hilarious Foals / Village People video mashup of My Number, which you can view below…