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ACL TV Taping: Foals

  • ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • 310 W. 2nd Street
  • Austin, TX
  • October 6, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Foals have become one of the U.K’s most acclaimed rock acts. Hailing from Oxford, England, also home to Radiohead and Ride, the band formed in 2005, and released their first single the following year. Enlisting Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio as producer, Foals released its full-length debut Antidotes in 2008. The band’s widescreen alternative rock sound reached full flower on the follow-ups Total Life Forever (2009) andHoly Fire (2013), both nominated for the Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. All of the band’s success and experience has led up to its biggest and best LP to date, last year’s What Went Down, featuring the hit “Mountain At My Gates.â€� Uncutcalled it “their most fully realized yet,â€� while Exclaim marked it as “a varied and textured offering that will add depth to their high-energy live shows.â€� “Foals consolidate their position here by continuing to do what they do best,â€� notedMojo,â€�namely expressing big emotions loudly through fizzing rock anger or unbridled, danceable joy.â€� “It’s unfettered communication,â€� says singer and songwriter Yannis Philipakkis. “Before, there’s always been that gap between the imagination, the romance and fantasy about what we wanted to create, and the actual reality, and that disparity has been difficult. But on this record, we’re the closest we’ve ever been to the vision in our heads. One thing that we really take pride in is that, through a series of beautiful accidents, we’ve got to the position where there’s no tethering to any preconceived idea of what we should do. So it feels like we can do anything.â€�


ACL TV Taping: Foals
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