Back in February, Foals prompted despair by stating that they “need to take a break” before writing the follow-up to ‘What Went Down’. Speaking to DIY in a recent chat, the band’s guitarist Jimmy Smith revealed that said break might be a little way off yet.
“Yeah, it’s been a great year,” admitted Jimmy when asked how it felt to be topping Reading & Leeds at the end of a whirlwind twelve months, before dropping the bombshell - “There is more to come after Reading as well.”
More to come, eh? Whether that’s a new album, more touring or potentially another huge show to rival their Wembley Arena smasher is unclear, but it’s certainly the opposite of a break. Thank god. No matter what it is, one thing’s for sure - Foals at Reading and Leeds is going to be one of the defining moments of the summer.
The full chat with Jimmy will be available in DIY’s Festival Guide 2016 - more on that ‘very soon indeed’. In the meantime, catch up with our September 2015 issue’s Foals cover feature online, and watch the Oxford group’s video for latest album title-track ‘What Went Down’ below.
Foals will play Open’er (29th June - 2nd July) and Bilbao BBK Live (7th - 9th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.