Following a week of slow drip fed teasers and information Foals’ first record in over 3 years has finally been released to the world. Featuring as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record in The World’ ‘Exits’ was played, twice, and details of new albums, tours and future records were discussed. This is the first new music heard from the band since 2015’s ‘What Went Down’. On air Yannis described ‘Exits’ as ‘the centre-piece of the record’ and ‘the start of many more good things to come’
— FOALS (@foals) January 21, 2019
The band have been teasing information via social media for the past week, and full lyrics of ‘Exits’ were tweeted by the band earlier in the week, but tonight was the first time any songs were heard in full and fans were quick to react on Twitter, and at 5 minutes and 57 seconds long, it definitely left an impression on fans.
— Oscar Salas (@Oscarsaser) January 21, 2019
You have any idea how fucking amazing it is to think there are THOUSANDS of people listening to the same band, nodding at the same time, dancing, humming… All around the world at the exact same moment? Feeling it, for the same thing. This is just amazing.#FOAL5 #EXITS #foals — Crystal Demon (@Ilse_thecat) January 21, 2019
All four band members, (Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith and Edwin Congreave) were live in the studio with Annie Mac this evening (21/01/2019) and they discussed how they are set to have a massive 2019. To start with the new album titled, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, will be released in two parts. The first coming in March, 2019 with the second album coming the following Autumn. Explaining this decision the band explained how they needed to release two albums to save removing anyone members favourite songs, and that they are looking forward to the challenge of releasing two records in a year. Yannis also said album one is more of a “groover” whereas album two is more of a “banger”. Social media posts of the bands future tour dates were also released while they on air with Annie Mac, with tickets going on sale in February for a UK tour.
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 // 8 March 2019 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 // Autumn 2019 Trailer directed by Albert Moya, produced by @LawebdeCanadapic.twitter.com/u9lCxX7Crm — FOALS (@foals) January 14, 2019
— See (@seetickets) January 21, 2019
Since forming in 2005 the band have released four studio albums, their debut being ‘Antidotes’ in 2008, followed by ‘Total Life Forever’ in 2010 and ‘Holy Fire’ in 2013. Their most recent album being 2015’s ‘What Went Down’ which reached number 3 in the UK charts and came 8th in NME’s Albums of 2015. This however is the Oxford band’s first album since the departure of bassist Walter Gerves in January 2018, who “left to pursue a new life”