Foals are back at it again this year! The Oxford band just announced that their fourth studio album will be released this summer. ‘What Went Down’ — which drops on August 28th — acts as the much anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Holy Fire’. The boys released a short teaser trailer along with the album announcement, which you can view below, but they aren’t releasing the first single from the album until next week. They’ll be debuting the title track on June 16 on BBC Radio 1.
The UK band recorded ‘What Went Down’ in the South of France with producer James Ford, who is best known for his work with the Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Jessie Ware. The band, who seem to be getting a bit heavier in the album teaser, told Q Magazine that they wanted to expand on ‘Holy Fire’ and “push it out even further, so the extremes were further apart”.
Foals — who won Best Live Band at the Q Awards in 2013 — also announced a series of gigs at a selection of European festivals this summer. Though they don’t have too many dates lined up just yet, stay tuned because there will likely be more 2015 tour announcements coming up in support of this album release.
*** UPDATE – Foals just released the video for “What Went Down”! (Below) ***