Oxford’s finest indie quintet released their fourth studio album, What Went Down, in 2015 and they are coming to Barcelona to prove that a lot has happened since their last visit in October 2013. With an intense sound, characterised by the juxtaposition of heavy rock riffs with sensitive lyrics and catchy melodies, Foals have come a long way since they formed in 2005 as university students, playing gigs at house parties organised via MySpace. Their music has featured on gritty, coming-of-age British TV programmes, such as Skins and Misfits, making them an indie household name, and they have played many major festivals both in the UK and abroad. The band have frequently been recognised as one of the best live acts around, having won the 2013 Q Award for Best Live Act and received two nominations for NME’s Best Live Act Award. Quoted in NME, lead singer Yannis Philippakis, an avid fan of the ol’ rock and roll crowd surf, said, “If we had our way, there wouldn’t be any barrier between the band and the crowd.” Expect a night of intense music and wild on-stage antics.
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