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British experimental rock quintet Foals perform at The Current

Yannis Philippakis of Foals in The Current studio.
Yannis Philippakis of Foals in The Current studio.MPR / Nate Ryan
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by Mark Wheat, Foals and Peter Valelly

May 21, 2013

Oxford-based quintet Foals make willfully out-there and original indie-rock that varies from spastic dance-rock to angular post-punk sounds to intricate experimental passages. Released in 2008, their debut album Antidotes was widely praised and found chart success in their native UK. The band largely dodged the mythic "sophomore slump" with their 2010 follow-up Total Life Forever impressing critics and earning them prominent festival slots that cemented their reputation as a great live act.

Earlier this year, Foals returned with their third full-length, Holy Fire, which they debuted in February by streaming it live from a mental asylum. Currently on a North American tour with Surfer Blood, the band stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mark Wheat and play a few songs.

Songs played: "My Number," "Stepson" and "Moon."