Earlier this week, Yannis Philippakis of Foals ruined his hand in gnarly fashion thanks to a “run in with a knife” while in Greece, forcing them to pull out of a planned Reeperbahn performance.
Really sorry not gonna be at Reeperbahn festival on friday. Had a run in with a knife in Greece
— Yannis Philippakis (@YnnsPhilippakis) September” class=”redactor-linkify-object”>https://twitter.com/YnnsPhilip… 17, 2019
With the Mercury Prize ceremony tonight (19th September), and Foals’ ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1’ up for the prize, it has now been announced that The Maccabees’ Felix White will be taking over Yannis’ guitar work.
Tonight’s Mercury Prize also sees nominations for the likes of Slowthai, Anna Calvi and Black Midi.
For the full inside scoop on Foals’ nomination, read our interview with the band’s Jimmy Smith here.
Lewis Capaldi, Foals and Imagine Dragons are also next year’s headliners.
It’s the third preview of debut album ‘Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile’, due this month.
It comes alongside the news that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
The trio’s last album came in 2017 with ‘After Laughter’.