Tuesday 6 November 2012

Foals - Inhaler

This. Is. Awesome.

It all begins with a slinky guitar riff, a blazing funk bassline and the husky, crooning falsetto of Yannis Philippakis. It’s an intoxicating, sexy combination. As the track builds and expands, the vocal soars and the guitars shimmer and blur, before crashing into a truly thunderous chorus of bass and guitar in rock-solid unison. Think Prince meets Audioslave.

After the indie thrashing of debut ‘Antidote’ and the lush expanses of ‘Total Life Forever’, Inhaler will feature on the band’s third album ‘Holy Fire’ (pictured) - seemingly a dirtier, riff-laden affair. Spanish Sahara is widely considered one of the top tracks of the last few years and Foals have done it again. Inhaler combines the sound of their previous two albums with stadium-filling proportions, proving the band are not afraid of experimentation and change. The result is quite possibly the best rock track in recent memory.


Listen: Inhaler is available to download now. 'Holy Fire' will be released in February 2013.

Watch: Foals will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2013, tickets available from this coming Friday. See the band's website for details.