Foals - Photo by Steve Gullick

Photo by Steve Gullick

Beloved British math rockers FOALS have started working on their highly anticipated fourth studio album. The band around frontman Yannis Philippakis already worked on first sketches while playing their final shows for the 2013 record Holy Fire last year. Speaking to NME keyboardist Edwin Congreave shared a few more details on the recording sessions. He explains: ‘The aim is to record early [in 2015]. I’d like to do it here [London] – or as close to my house as possible, because I’ve discovered late in life that I really love staying at home!’

Although the band is happy to record in foreign places they probably won’t make the same mistake twice and record the album in an isolated place in the countryside like they did for 2010’s Total Life Forever in Sweden. ‘Gothenburg in winter was ludicrous in retrospect,’ Congreave explains, ‘We put ourselves in a ridiculously lonely situation.’ Back in 2013 the musician also talked with NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION about the band’s new found love for a harder sound which could also hint on a possible future direction. Chances are good that the new FOALS record might arrive in the second half of 2015. In the meantime enjoy a classic from the last one right here.