“A dopamine-soaked reimagining of the debauched freedom that we’ve been lacking for too long, ‘Life Is Yours’ makes for one hell of a tonic.” – NME
“‘Wake Me Up’ is the most immediate & bright pop song Foals have put to tape in years.” – Rolling Stone
“Concise and melodic, ‘2am’ bursts with energy, while lyrically it’s about pulling away from toxic cycles of behaviour… it’s a direct, dynamic return, a song that refuses to pull its punches.”– Clash
“Calls to mind Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem and Notorious-era Duran Duran.” – Sunday Times Culture
“Foals are back and ready to experiment with different sounds and the result is a feel-good morsel of pure musical escapism.” – Gigwise
“One of the UK’s most innovative bands.” – Music Week
Foals’ forthcoming album ‘Life Is Yours’ is shaping up to be one of the hottest alternative records of the year. As hinted at by the recently released tracks ‘2am’, ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Looking High’, there’s an irresistible physicality to their new songs which makes it the poppiest and most life-affirming Foals album to date.
The already highly anticipated ‘Life Is Yours’ album is now boosted by the launch of a new zoetrope vinyl format. As the record spins, the animation is unveiled. Each side features a different spiralling pattern of roses, which have made for a striking visual motif throughout the album campaign. This represents the band’s first ever zoetrope release and will only be available via this limited run pressing, making it a must-have for Foals fanatics and vinyl collectors alike.
‘The Life Is Yours’ zoetrope disc is available to pre-order HERE.
The zoetrope vinyl album will be released in collaboration with limited edition vinyl specialists Blood Records. Able to craft designs that speak to fans and artists like, Blood Records are masters of the zoetrope format and their releases always sell-out in advance. The label has made a significant contribution to #1 chart positions from iconic modern alternative artists including Biffy Clyro, Fontaines D.C., Inhaler, Royal Blood, The Lathums and Wolf Alice.
Other formats of ‘Life Is Yours’ are available to pre-order HERE. June 17th will also see Foals’ debut album ‘Antidotes’ receive a long-awaited vinyl repress, which will be manufactured using recycled vinyl records – a process that ensures that each individual record is unique. The two albums are also available as specially priced bundles: the deluxe ‘Life Is Yours’ LP with the ‘Antidotes’ LP at a price of £48, or the regular ‘Life Is Yours’ vinyl with ‘Antidotes’ for £36.
Foals’ first full-scale UK headline tour in almost three years is now underway. Their shows to date have included a triumphant four-night run at London’s Olympia, which saw them play to a combined audience of 40,000 people. NME’s review hailed the “most ambitious show to date” from “one of the UK’s greatest live bands.” The tour concludes this week with two nights in Blackpool and then a return to London at the 02 Academy Brixton. Their summer festival schedule includes headline sets at Latitude and Sounds of the City, as well as prime billing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury and TRNSMT.
The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland shows are listed below. Please see their website for a full list of their international tour dates.
5th – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
6th – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
8th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
29th – Coventry, Radio 1’s Big Weekend
22nd – 26th – Glastonbury
27th – Dublin, Fairview Park
29th – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl, Sounds of the City
8th – Leeds, Millennium Square, Sounds of the City
9th – Glasgow, TRSNMT
23rd – Latitude Festival (HEADLINERS)