• United Kingdom
  • Sanguine rock

Powerful, wild and animalistic. The members of the group Foals have sullied the clean, goody-goody image of the Oxford student. Far too feisty for academic dress, they look more like a group of thoroughbreds galloping across the dunes of the Sahara. Indomitable, instinctive and resolutely rock, they seek their inspiration in pop, electro and blues. With their latest release, What went down, Yannis Philippakis and his musicians have signed an album packed with nervy and tortuous sounds. But behind these first impressions of an uncut diamond, the opus delivers all the virtuosity of these bad boys who look set to perform a hot, intense, chaotic concert, with powerful riffs set against that dangerous beauty.