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Foals reveal album and tour details

By | Published on Tuesday 22 January 2019


Foals have confirmed more details about their two upcoming album releases. Part one of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ will arrive in March, followed by its counterpart in the autumn. The band have also released the first track from the project, ‘Exits’.

“They’re two halves of the same locket”, says Yannis Philippakis of the new LPs. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces”.

He goes on: “There’s a definite idea about the world being no longer habitable in the way that it was. A kind of perilousness lack of predictability and a feeling of being overwhelmed by the magnitudes of the problems we face. What’s the response? And what’s the purpose of any response that one individual can have?”

“Lyrically”, he then says, “there are resonances with what’s going on in the world at the moment. I just feel like, what’s the utility of being a musician these days, if you can’t engage with at least some of this stuff? These songs are white flags, or they’re SOSs, or they’re cries for help… each in a different way”.

Here’s ‘Exits’, which is officially out on 8 Mar:

There will be tour dates too. Here they all are:

11 Jun: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
14 Jun: Tunbridge Wells, Bedgebury Pinetum
15 Jun: Birmingham, Digbeth Arena
18 Jun: Glasgow, SWG3 Yard
20 Jun: Thetford, Thetford Forest
21 Jun: London, Alexandra Palace
26 Jun: Bournemouth, International Centre