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Oxford, England (2005 – present)

Foals are an / band which formed in Oxford, England in 2005.

They released their debut album Antidotes on 24 March 2008 in the UK (Transgressive), and 8 April 2008 in the US (Sub Pop). The band’s second album, Total Life Forever, was released on 10 May 2010. Foals also released a mixtape named Tapes in July 2012 for !K7 Records. In November 2012, as an advance off their third album Holy Fire (February 2013), the band released Inhaler. Foals returned in June 2015 with What Went Down, also giving name to the August released fourth album “What Went Down”.

In early 2007, the band released the limited edition 7” singles Hummer and Mathletics, both produced by Gareth Parton. In the summer of 2007 Foals began working on their debut album in New York. It was produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, however, the band decided to mix the album themselves, stating that Sitek made the first master copy of the album sound like “it was recorded in the Grand Canyon”. Yannis has stated multiple times during various interviews that Foals and Dave Sitek are on good terms, even though the copy by Sitek was rejected by the band.

Foals released their debut album, entitled Antidotes, on 24 March 2008 in the UK and 8 April 2008 in the US. The album was a commercial success in the United Kingdom, debuting at No. 3 in the UK Albums Charts. The album was a minor success in other countries, charting in Japan, France and the Netherlands. Non-UK versions of the album include the early Parton produced singles.

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  • paradzi

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [8]

    30 Jul 7:29am Reply
  • AlecPeterson

    new video: http://tracker-magazine.com/video/foals-mountain-at-my-gates/

    29 Jul 8:35pm Reply
  • -Kv

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [7]

    28 Jul 7:50pm Reply
  • Proczikensing

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [6]

    28 Jul 7:09pm Reply
  • Ivansxm

    I miss the Chemistry Rock Foals hurr durr

    28 Jul 2:06am Reply
  • marianasabian

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [5] can't wait for the rest of the album c:

    26 Jul 9:57pm Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    I enjoy all three albums to date (also miss the math feels). But forgive me for thinking Mountain at My Gates is a great song.

    26 Jul 5:06pm Reply
  • GrahamCocosn

    'Mountain At My Gates' just stuck in my head, incredible sound!

    25 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • dawnclover

    "A Knife in the Ocean" is fucking great. If "Mountain At My Gates" is the only song that I find a bit weak in the album I'm fine with that.

    25 Jul 11:22am Reply
  • JammieWiel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxr1jaru6XQ A knife in the ocean!

    25 Jul 8:49am Reply
  • CoraLyra

    Personally, I liked both singles A LOT. But hey people wait until the rest of the album comes out. There's a chance that you're gonna enjoy it more than you think. Don't suffer from the anticipation.

    24 Jul 11:01pm Reply
  • tonhoalien

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking SHIT [6] I miss the math rock foals

    24 Jul 8:18pm Reply
  • FiresideDance

    24 Jul 9:17am Reply
  • Paramarimbo

    that gitar on knife in the ocean:) there is hope

    23 Jul 1:46pm Reply
  • dimablink

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking SHIT [5]

    23 Jul 8:29am Reply
  • Danny_Ocean11

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [4]

    22 Jul 2:17pm Reply
  • Ayason94

    "Mountain At My Gates" is fucking great [3]

    21 Jul 8:30pm Reply
  • dawnclover

    Arctic Monkeys may be mainstream / somewhat generic, but they have a very distinct and enjoyable sound. So does the "new" Foals, but this new song just didn't have that distinct sound to me (again, excluding the ending), it sounded very uninspired. I like generic and I like mainstream, as long as they have a uniqueness to them that engages me. And a band evolving, to me, means exploring a band's originality and uniqueness and perfecting it, not becoming mainstream, usually people call that selling out, but I wouldn't go that far in this case, they are still quality.

    21 Jul 3:21pm Reply
  • hide_and_seek_

    Okay, I admit they're quite a bit mainstream now, but so are Arctic Monkeys, for instance. This happens and has happened to so many great bands. However, it doesn't necessarily mean their music's not good. PLUS, you cannot possibly expect them to keep the sound from Antidotes throughout their musical/personal development. It would indicate no growth whatsoever is happening there. And a propos, a so-called generic sound IS still growth. Anyway, I don't believe that they're generic, but then again I guess it depends on where you're coming from. btw, why RACIST? :o

    21 Jul 1:13pm Reply
  • doomie333

    don't support this racist band, plus toothpaste kisses is such a terrible album. awful electronic music.

    21 Jul 1:07pm Reply
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