FOALS IS NO. 1 AT SPECIALTY RADIO
“MOUNTAIN AT MY GATES” DEBUTS AT #NO. 1 ON FMQB’S SUBMODERN SINGLES CHART AND IS THE NO. 1 MOST ADDED AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO
“The fourth album by English indie experimentalists Foals is shaping up to be
the great rock savior album of the summer.”
– Entertainment Weekly
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 31, 2015 – Foals’ new song “Mountain At My Gates” is No. 1 at Specialty Radio this week, debuting at the top position on the FMQB SubModern Singles chart. The song was also the No. 1 most added at Alternative Radio and will be featured as influential Los Angeles station KCRW’s Top Tune on August 4th. This news follows the release of a brand new video for the song directed by Nabil who is best known for his work with Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Frank ocean, and Alt-J.
Foals and Nabil partnered with GoPro for the innovative video, which was shot entirely on GoPro’s spherical Virtual Reality technology. This marks the first use of GoPro’s new VR technology on a music video production. Throughout the video’s spectacular visuals, Foals interact with and perform to the viewer in a fully immersive way in which we’re able to experience their performance through multiple perspectives.
Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine), ‘Mountain At My Gates’ builds from the leftfield grooves and angular art-rock that characterized previous Foals’ anthems such as ‘My Number’ and ‘Spanish Sahara’. This time, however, the quintet subverts expectations by twisting the track into a frenzied finale with a cacophony of sound. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming fourth album ‘What Went Down’. The album is now available to pre-order on digital, CD, CD/DVD and vinyl formats, as well as limited edition box set which is available exclusively from Foals’ online store.
As with the rest of the ‘What Went Down’ album, Foals – completed by Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys), Walter Gervers (bass), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – recorded ‘Mountain At My Gates’ at the rural Studios La Fabrique which is located in the same village in the south of France in which Van Gogh was hospitalised after savaging his own ear.
‘What Went Down’ will represent Foals’ fourth album after ‘Antidotes’ (2007, #3), ‘Total Life Forever’ (2010, #8) and ‘Holy Fire’ (2013, #2). After an almost unprecedented double-bill of shows in a day at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the summer of 2013 saw Foals present a teaser of their future as they headlined their first major festivals at Bestival, Latitude and Parklife with the biggest and most reactive crowds of the weekend. Next summer’s festival circuit, it seems, will see Foals ascend to new heights.
By the close of the year, the band’s critical reception had also continued to soar with a plethora of major honours including Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Single for ‘Inhaler’ at the NME Awards and Best Live Act at The Sun Bizarre Awards. As with ‘Total Life Forever’, ‘Holy Fire’ again earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination.