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Foals talk about new bassist Jack Freeman

By | Published on Wednesday 19 February 2020


Foals have been chit chit chat chatting about their decision to recruit Jagwar Ma’s Jack Freeman as their new bassist. Freeman starting playing bass with the band at their live shows this week, replacing Everything Everything’s Jeremy Pritchard, who had been filling that role ever since original Foals bass player Walter Gervers left the band in 2018.

According to the NME, Foals drummer Jack Bevan, speaking at last night’s BRIT Awards, explained that: “When Walter told us he was leaving, with a lot of aspects of the band, we’ve tried to keep it in-house and in the family of all the people we know and work with, and I think with Everything Everything, who we’ve toured with, Jez was a natural choice”.

And likewise with Freeman, it seems. “Jagwar Ma are a band we’ve toured with for years”, Bevan went on, noting that the band’s Jono Ma has also done production work with Foals. “Jack is just a great guy”, Bevan concluded, “he just slotted in really nicely”.

So that’s all lovely, isn’t it?