Foals aired their forthcoming single 'Inhaler' on Zane Lowe last night - sparking furious debate amongst fans.
Foals are known for a certain sound. Sure, the Oxford band have evolved, accepted new influences but at heart the band remain a math-rock outfit shot through with a pop sensibility. So the band's current direction is proving to be a talking point.
For album #3 Foals have hooked up with Alan Moulder and Flood, best known for their association with grinding Industrial acts such as Nine Inch Nails. New single 'Inhaler' debuted on Radio 1 last night (November 5th) and - to coin a poor pun - it caused plenty of fireworks (ouch).
A heavier effort than fans might be used to, the lyrics reference claustrophobia and narcissism on what could well be their darkest, most dense recording yet. Available to stream on Zane Lowe's show via iPlayer, 'Inhaler' is set to be released on December 10th.
Alongside this, Foals are set to play a one off London show later this year. The band are planning to tread the boards at the historic Royal Albert Hall on March 28th, with tickets going on sale this Friday (November 9th) at 9.30am.
The show is part of the Albert Sessions, with Foals agreeing to helm a number of initiatives around the date. Due to take part in a music workshop with teenagers from around London, a press conference for young journalists and a Q&A careers session with Peter Mensch from Q Prime management, the Oxford band will be involved in far more than just a one night performance.
Foals are set to play the following show:
28 London Royal Albert Hall