Sunday 29 September 2013 at 8:00pm
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130 Enmore Rd
Enmore, Sydney 2042
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Tel: (02) 9550 3666
1st Show Sold Out, 2nd show On Sale Fri 7 June
Reckless and exhilarating, Oxford indie superstars FOALS are back!
In the country earlier this year for the Big Day Out, demand for tickets saw FOALS sell out two intimate Sydney club shows in less than 10 minutes. On their 2008 debut Antidotes, FOALS’ effortless techno reflected one rule: Yannis, Jack, Walter, Edwin and Jimmy wanted guitar music they could dance to. Two years later, FOALS unveiled the Mercury shortlisted Total Life Forever (which included widescreen masterpiece “Spanish Sahara”) In February 2013 delivered their finest album yet: Holy Fire.
“We wanted a record that was all gut,” says frontman Philippakis. “The mission we set was to get freer. The focus was on the emotion: from our hearts and our hands, into the instruments and the microphones, then out of a speaker, six months later – and into your ears.”
Debuting at #1 on the ARIA album charts thanks to first single “Inhaler” (2.7m YouTube views and counting) and follow-up “My Number”, the triple j Feature Album was recorded by infamous producers Flood (PJ Harvey, U2) and Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), at the pair’s Assault & Battery studios in North West London.
“Holy Fire is a very good, ambitious record, one that operates on an artistic economy of scale… there’s an added element of showmanship that establishes as a point of no return.” – Pitchfork, Feb 2013
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