7digital What we said: If the chaotic math-rock of Antidotes was Foals finding their feet, and Total Life Forever was them zoning in on melody, Holy Fire is the sound of the five-piece seeking something meatier; something with brawn; something that will sound majestic in stadiums. Enter Smashing Pumpkins-producers Flood and Alan Moulder, who’ve put in sterling work super-sizing Foals’ sound. First track leaked ‘Inhaler’ is an absolute brute of a tune, raising a filthy groove from baggy beats, before strapping on a colossal chorus built from ferocious riffage and Yannis Philippakis’ screams. Elsewhere, ‘My Number’ is ‘Total Life Forever’ with muscle, and ‘Late Night’ sounds how ‘Spanish Sahara’ might have, were the colour-contrast sharpened. Who knows, maybe a slick set like this will help them usurp Radiohead as Oxford’s biggest band.
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Out Of The Woods
Milk & Black Spiders