An excellent release from Foals, ahead of Holy Fire which is due for a February release.
From the perky guitar riff to the flowing percussion work, this track’s got a lot of instrumentation to love. The two combine for a bright, upbeat soundscape that will surely infect indie dancefloors all over, and certainly makes for an uplifting change of pace during this dismally dark winter. It’s one that’ll sound fantastic in the summer, and the vocal work is a big factor behind that, with the easygoing, mainstream-friendly lyricism and vocals anchored around an infectious hook, and supported well by sharp backing vocals.
Very enjoyable all-round indie jam, and this could very well be a decent hit for Foals. Looking forward to that album release.
An unreleased demo for their recent Total Life Forever album, Wear and Tear is actually pretty good stuff. The predominant similarity for me was with the last third of the brilliant Spanish Sahara, which is clearly a good thing to be held up against. For a demo, it’s also surprisingly clean sounding and could certainly have slid onto the album with no difficulties. Definitely worth a look.
What is it with me and cover tracks these last 24 hours?!
It seems that Foals also ‘wanna know your name’ as they drop off a cover of the Swedish House Mafia/Pharrell hit. Really likeable cover too, as Foals do their best at retaining the energy of the original, despite it being a live performance by an indie band.
I really like the original version of this song, and they certainly do it justice with an enjoyable live rendition of it. Not really a great deal I can say here: if you heard the original you’ll know it’s a good bit of indie music, and you’ll be very satisfied with this version.
June is finally here and the weather has been strangely nice for the British summertime. However, before we get too carried away with what the exciting months ahead hold, come and take a quick look back over my pick of the best Alternative tracks to come out in May.
It was a pretty big month for Indie/Electro music, with new tracks from Portishead, Chemical Brothers and Crystal Castles, as well as new material from Arcade Fire finally hitting our ears! There have also been plenty of tracks from many a new band on the block, so you’d be daft not to check this out……
Feast your eyes one the new video for Miami, the second official single from Total Life Forever.
With it’s bombastic and frankly comical style, the video for Miami suits the afro-beat-esque nature of the track whilst encaptulating it’s indulgent and vuluptuous sound. Needless to say, this is Foals throwing us a bit of a light-hearted ‘curveball’. Donwload the audio below!
As the much anticipated follow-up to Antidotes, the potential for greatness here is undeniable! The drooling populous teased by the band members vague preamble and this teaser site, TFL could prove to be one of the most influential albums of the upcoming decade.
Seeing as this is my first post on OTU, I believe a look at times ahead for indie is in order! Times of veritable excitement these are too, so exciting in fact that I literally had a crisis when I saw the just who was releasing music in the summertime. In anticipation of this, here are the three albums that I expect to dominate playlists over the coming months…..