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May 2019
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Foals - Exits

Masters of the comeback, Foals are in delightfully odd form.
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Foals - Exits
Published: 8:13 pm, January 21, 2019Words: Stephen Ackroyd.

Foals do comebacks well. Remember the whiplash of 'Inhaler' and its rock stance, or the quaking thunder of 'What Went Down'? Those first impressions matter.

'Exits' isn't the route one megabanger of those previous two first offerings, but it's no less fascinating. Delightfully odd, it sees Oxford's other favourite sons rediscovering their quirky side once again.

While that spirit of musical adventure never really left them, Foals spent their last couple of albums laughing intercontinental missiles at festival headline slots to glorious results. With that top billing assured, though, there's the opportunity to get a little weird, and they're grasping it with both hooves.

Hitting a synthy first thrust, there's no suggestion 'Exits' could be any other band, and yet it's got that hip-swerve that also makes it a slight tonal shift for Yannis and co. Beeping and blooping their way back to the front, those trademark fingerprints find their way back in. Twisting math rock guitar lines, driving grooves - they're all present, just reflected back through a hall of mirrors.

From what the band's first mutterings on the subject would suggest, Part 1 of their double album project 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' is where the funk resides, while Part 2 is a heavier, more banger-laden affair. That big, bombastic, direct Foals moment sounds like it's still to come. For now, celebrate the weirdness. Foals are back, and anything could happen.

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