Having already forced the musical universe asunder with What Went Down, the title track from their forthcoming fourth album, Foals have released a second taster of one of this year’s mostly hotly tipped and highly anticipated albums.
Paring a shuffling indie disco beat with Yannis Philippakis’ edge-of-a-howl vocal, Mountain At My Gates kicks off with a deceptively baggy feel before launching into the kind of huge, cavern-shaking rock that Foals are making very much their home ground. Not in the same visceral league as What Went Down, it is nonetheless a beautiful, fiery combination of the two sides of Foals: the melody and the fury.
What Went Down is out on August 28th, via Warner Music. Pre-order the album HERE.