From playing chaotic house parties in Oxford to headlining major festivals across Europe, FOALS’ trajectory has been remarkable. The band – Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – can be described as the epitome of indie rock.
Smashing through the scene in 2013 with lead single ‘Inhaler’, FOALS continued making waves with the electronic hit ‘My Number’. Switching up their sound, they went on to rock steady with ‘What Went Down’, ‘Mountain at My Gates’ and most recently ‘The Runner’.
Having earned critical acclaim and fan devotion in equal measure, FOALS highlights include Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Album at the NME Awards, 1.7 million album sales, and over half a billion streams on Spotify since 2015.
FOALS’ new album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ is the most ambitious statement of their career and displays a strong enthusiasm to break boundaries. Entering the UK charts at #2, many critics have tipped it as a contender for album of the year after it’s release in March 2019. The two-part album shares the same title, with the latest ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ propelling the band to #1 on the UK Album Chart after it’s recent October 18 debut.