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Approved: Foals – Mountain At My Gates

By | Published on Tuesday 21 July 2015


I wasn’t much of a fan of Foals until their third album. Actually, I’m not sure why I put “much of” into that sentence. But a shift in sound on 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’, and particularly the stupidly catchy ‘My Number’, resulted in a new appreciation for their talents.

The band are set to release their fourth long player, ‘What Went Down’, on 28 Aug, and have just shunted out the second track from it, ‘Mountain At My Gates’ (following on from the title track last month).

It marks, it seems, another progression in the Foals sound, taking a more simplistic approach to songwriting and giving themselves a bit more room to move around in. But it’s still distinctly recognisable, from the guitar sound down to the cracks in Yannis Philippakis’ voice.

Listen to ‘Mountain At My Gates’ here: