Foals release Cassius on March 10th 2008 through Transgressive Records. Currently Edith Bowman’s ‘single of the week’. ‘Cassius’ is further evidence of Foals’ talent as songwriters with another slice of beat and hook-driven pop set to win hearts, minds and dancing feet. As a further tantalising taste of the album, ‘Cassius’ is a brass-heavy, afro-beat flavoured monster, featuring the distinctive horns of legendary group Antibalas. As per the previous release – ‘Balloons’, which dented the charts by crashing in the notoriously competitive Christmas top-40 – it’ll again be backed with two brand-new b-sides, as well as the 2nd Kieran Hebden/Four Tet session, who has produced a wondrous, ten-minute, alternate version of the A-side.
Foals’ popularity germinated and grew over 2007 as the band found themselves playing clubs, gigs, show-stealing slots at all the major festivals, squats - anywhere with a soundsystem. The year culminated in a brief appearance on Channel 4’s ‘Skins’, an appearance on BBC2’s ‘Later with Jools Holland’ and an arena tour with Bloc Party. Needless to say, Foals have acquired a barrage of fans – celebrities, fellow musicians, and of course, the thousands of people that turn up in force at their exhilarating live shows.
Live, Foals explode like a well-shaken bottle of champagne. “It’s like we’re all battling for supremacy on stage,” says Edwin. The dance-inflected beats have seen them rock venues ranging from the kitchen at a house party to London warehouse parties. It’s no exaggeration to say they are the best new band in the UK.
6th March) Whelans) Dublin
8th March) Brickyard) Carlisle
9th March Academy 2) Newcastle
10th Marchi King Tuts Glasgow
11th March Club Academy Manchester
12th March Academy 2 Birmingham
14th March Waterfront Norwich
15th March Academy Oxford
16th March Concorde 2 Brighton
17th March Astoria London
Yannis Philippakis – 21 (vocals/guitar)
Edwin Congreave – 23 (keys)
Walter Gervers 24 (bass)
Jimmy Smith 23 (guitar)
Jack Bevan 22 (drums)
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