Foals photographed by Dave Ma


Hometown: Oxford (UK)


What links the minimalism of American composer Steve Reich, guitars that sound like insects and tennis player Andy Roddick– The answer is Foals. The explanation is a bit complicated.

Foals are a five–piece dance–rock band currently living in and native to the town of Oxford, England. Thatâ??s where Yannis Philippakis (20, vocals/guitar), Edwin Congreave (22, keyboards), Walter Gervers (23, bass), Jimmy Smith (22, guitar), and Jack Bevan (21, drums) met and bonded over a shared sense of humor. Bored with the interchangeable electro records they heard at every party, they decided to make the kind of music they wanted to dance to. â??We wanted to make music that was very technical, that wasnâ??t just party music, but at the same time you could dance to it,â? explains Yannis.


Foals / Surfer Blood live in Pawtucket

Foals / Surfer Blood

live in Pawtucket (2013)

live show

Foals / Freelance Whales live in New York

Foals / Freelance Whales

live in New York (2011)

live show

Foals Total Life Forever


Total Life Forever (2010)

Transgressive (UK) / Sub Pop (US)

Foals live in Brooklyn


live in Brooklyn (2010)

live show

Foals Antidotes


Antidotes (2008)

Sub Pop

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