Indie-rock band The Foals are set for a huge headline gig at Eden Sessions in Cornwall, UK, on 11th July. The event takes place at the Eden Project, and involves some of the most high profile gigs in the country. This will be The Foals only non-festival gig, and one of only two UK summer shows for the band this year.
For those who are not familiar with The Foals, they are an indie band who pack a powerful punch with emotionally charged melodies driven by highly energetic beats, and sweetened by poetic and philosophical lyrics. It has a broad appeal, from indie lovers and pop freaks, to poker professionals like Celina Lin who have included it on their playlist.
The Foals is comprised of five members from Oxford, including lead singer and guitarist Yannis Philippakis, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith, drummer Jack Bevan, keyboard player Edwin Congreave, and bassist Walter Gervers.
They have produced a total of four studio albums, each epic in its own right, and all four reaching gold status and making it into the top 10 in the UK album charts. Along the way they have picked up prestigious awards that include Q Awards for Best Act in The World Today 2015, and Best Live Act 2015, as well as a Best Album 2016 NME Award for their masterpiece ‘What Went Down’.
If that isn’t reason enough to see them live then what is? Well, you could check out their music and see if you like it: Audio
Eden Sessions is entering its 16th year this year, and is set to be as massive as ever. Bands that will play gigs at the multi-week event include Royal Blood, Madness, Bryan Adams and Bastille.
Eden’s marketing director Rita Broe said, “It’s a real coup for the Sessions and for Cornwall that Foals have chosen to play Eden for their only non-festival show in England this year… This will be a huge gig at Eden, and an opportunity that no music fan should pass up.”
So, what can we expect from The Foals rare UK gigs? Well, the band has been talking about working on a new album, but may or may not have new material ready to perform by the time the Eden Sessions comes around.
In a interview with NME, Yannis Philippakis spoke about his involvement writing music with Fela Kuh’s drummer Tony Allen. He said, “I started doing some tracks with him last year and then I was on tour. So I went back to finish them in Paris… I’ve been writing bits here and there, but I don’t know if it’s for The Foals yet. We’re not in a hurry.”
Specifically, the frontman said that he “Can’t tell if we’ll have written anything new by then.” Regardless of whether they perform any new material, fans can expect a riot, and a good old sing and dance from this band as they throw out high octane music that only the dead-inside can’t relate to.
The only other venue that UK fans will be able to catch The Foals this summer is at Citadel Festival in Victoria Park, London, the band’s exclusive festival appearance. There they will be joined by the WIld Beasts, Laura Marling and Bonobo among other big names.
Tickets to Eden Sessions are available on their website. For those who can’t make the live gigs there will be a free online stream available on YouTube.