Single Reviews

Single Review: Foals – This Orient (Warner)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 April 2010


Foals have been threatening to bring their tight, smart, danceable indie to the mainstream for some time now. And with songs like this, 2010 may have to be the year that finally happens. ‘This Orient’ is as well a crafted take on modern music as could hope for. Taking tips from Hot Chip, relentless, repetitive, addictive, stupidly simple loops provide the backing for Editors-style guitar ambition and some deep vocals; vocals which work more as another persistent instrument than offering emotional insight. It all adds up to some universal pop prominence that will sound just as brilliant in the bold sunshine of a summer festival as in the sweatiest of indie nightclubs. TM

Buy from iTunes
Buy from Amazon