Listen as Indie-Alternative FOALS, Front-Man Yannis Chats About Their Latest Album, “What Went Down”, 2016 Touring And More!
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
Foals current album “What Went Down” was released this past August on Warner Music and emerged to the best reviews of the band’s career as it debuted at #3 and commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks in the UK.
Shortly after the album’s release, the band won ‘Best Act In The World’ at the Q Awards and received a BBC Music Award Nomination for ‘British Artist of the Year’. Foals was also nominated for four awards at the 2016 NME Awards, including ‘Best British Band’, “Best Live Band’, ‘Best Album’, and ‘Best Track’.
“What Went Down” is an album that grapples with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop: permanence and impermanence; life and death; solitude; vulnerability; intimacy; passion; rage; humanity – weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. Sonically, it’s an album that precariously seesaws between primal aggression and naked vulnerability.
Check out the following All Access interview Foal’s front-man, Yannis:
Since the band formed in 2005, the band’s line-up has remained constant. I think that’s fairly rare these days. Why do you think you have continued to keep the same roster year after year?
Just because that’s how we feel it should be! [laughs] We get on well together, we’re all really close & have been since school. The band was formed out of friendship & naturally that gives us stability.
How do you think you all have changed since your first record, “Antidotes”?
Simple. We’ve become better songwriters. We’ve continued to evolve from album to album.
What bands have continued to inspire you all and your sound year after year? Are they any groups that you would love to work with in the future?
We’ve always been inspired by Underworld & Radiohead. At some point down the line, we would love to get in to the studio Tony Visconti.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
The message, and take away, really is all about passion, authenticity and progressiveness.
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