There’s no denying it; these days, Foals are elder statesmen of indie. To those of us with a long enough memory, it might feel like only yesterday they were up-and-comers, dressed in their tennis whites and having a giggle, but over time they’ve become something far more robust and strident.
Whether you’re someone who preferred those earlier sparks, or their later, imperial phase, there’s no denying their 2019 has been impressive. With their two-part ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ project about to receive its second instalment, they’re a band at the top of their games. We’re delighted to welcome to the cover for the first time for this month’s new issue – even if we’re slightly worried that the rest of the band have a plan of what to do if something happens to Yannis. Planning something, lads?
Elsewhere this month, some of our favourites are celebrating new albums – from awesome debuts from King Nun and Feet through to a Really Very Brilliant second effort from Pumarosa. They’re all in this month’s mag, alongside new interviews with Duckwrth, Pizzagirl, Husky Loops, Girl Ray, Waterparks, Matt Maltese, Thyla and more.
In Hype, we introduce you to hot new upstarts Joesef and Biig Piig, there’s all the latest reviews and news, Girl In Red takes on our random queries in Any Other Questions, and loads, loads more besides.