Foals gave their latest single ‘Looking High’ its live debut during a show in Edinburgh this week – check out the fan-shot footage below.
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The song is set to appear on the Oxford band’s seventh studio album ‘Life Is Yours’, which comes out on June 17.
On Wednesday (April 20), Foals performed ‘2am’ and the as-yet-unreleased cut ‘2001’ for the first time as they kicked off their 2022 UK headline tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
The trio returned to the venue the following night (April 21) where they debuted ‘Looking High’. Tune in here:
‘Looking High’, frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “is looking back to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society in general, pre-pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change”.
He continued: “It takes place in an alley in Oxford with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the city’s nightlife gravitated towards.”
Foals’ current run of UK gigs continues in Birmingham tonight (April 23) ahead of various festival appearances this summer. You can see their upcoming live schedule below and find tickets here.
APRIL23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham25 – Bonus Arena, Hull26 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle27 – Centre, Brighton29 – Olympia, London30 – Olympia, London
MAY1 – Olympia, London2 – Olympia, London5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London29 – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coventry
JUNE22–26 – Glastonbury Festival27 – Fairview Park, Dublin29 – Sounds of the City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
JULY8 – Sounds of the City, Millennium Square, Leeds9 – TRSNMT, Glasgow23 – Latitude Festival, SuffolkSpeaking to NME about the forthcoming ‘Life Is Yours’ back in February, Philippakis said that “this is our idea of a going out record”.
“We were thinking about parties, club nights and being drunk on the bus at 2am trying to get home,” he explained.
“All of it: the excitement before you go out, meeting up with your friends, the wild abandon. ‘Who’s got the pingers? Where are we going?’ This is all of that youthful excess of going out.”