2013: The year that Foals broke through the barriers. Relentless touring saw Foals play 155 shows across the world and travelling 135,110 miles, appearing high up the bill at festivals around the world and playing their first ever UK festival headline slot (Latitude), it’s no surprise then, that British media coined Foals as one of the hardest working acts of the year. The hard work paid off - by the end of 2013 Foals won a number of awards: Best Live Act at the Q awards, Best Live Act at The Sun Bizarre awards, Best Single (Inhaler) at the NME awards and a Barclaycard Mercury Music nomination (the band’s second). In December Foals topped the NME readers album and track of the year poll, beating Arctic Monkeys and QOTSA to pole position. Reading & Leeds Director Melvin Benn summed it up in the summer of 2013: ‘Foals are the most in touch guitar band in the world - I don't think anybody's matching them'
Foals have recently finished their biggest UK tour to date, culminating in two sold out dates at London's Alexandra Palace which received 5* reviews across the board.
“Foals' promotion to headlining a raft of festivals this summer is entirely deserved” – The Guardian, Feb 2014
Foals headline Manchester's Park Life festival in June and Isle of Wight's Bestival in September. They are touring Asia, South Africa, USA, and then the European festival circuit whilst writing new material.
Photo: Pooneh Ghana