FOALS ALBUM + TICKET BUNDLE (EARLY SHOW) – DOORS 6:30PM
*SHOP COLLECTION ONLY
TICKETS and ALBUMS must be collected from the shop on Thursday 24th October – we will open at 8am and shut at 6pm – if you cannot get into the shop on that day between those hours please don’t order – there is no postage or collect at venue option on this show.
‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’
Warner Music Limited
Album + Ticket Bundle
Album launch gigs at Leeds Beckett University Thursday 24th October
CD Album+ 1 ticket for Leeds Beckett Gig – £13.99
Black Vinyl LP + 1 ticket for Leeds Beckett Gig – £23.99
Indies Exclusive Orange LP + 1 ticket for Leeds Beckett Gig – £24.99
PLEASE NOTE Album + Ticket Bundles are limited to 4 per person, Ticket only is limited to 1 per person
Album and ticket bundles start from only £13.99
(PLEASE READ DETAILS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER)
To celebrate the release of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’ FOALS will return to Leeds to play 2 special album launch shows in one night at Leeds Beckett University on Thursday 24th October – yes, this coming Thursday!
The live set from the band will be around 45 minutes in length and will feature songs from the new album. Whilst subject to change we expect doors will be 6:30pm and the band will be on stage at around 7:30pm.
We have set up special bundles (in the drop down box above) for this release where fans can purchase a copy of the album on any of the formats available and get a ticket for this exclusive launch gig at Leeds Beckett. There is a limited capacity at the venue so we would expect all the album and ticket bundles to sell out very quickly.
This is a 14+ ages event.
One copy of an album on any format gets one ticket for the gig. Two album purchases gets two tickets.
Collect at Crash – Tickets and albums have to be collected from the shop any time between 8am and 6pm Thursday 24th October. We are opening earlier than normal in the morning to give people more time to get in but please note there will be queues all day. Please have your full order details plus either the card used to pay or some photo ID
There is NO collect at venue option
and there is NO postage option.
Foals’ creative ambition for ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ resulted in a striking state-of-the-world-address of an album in which apocalyptic lyrical themes were equalled by the sheer impact of the music. It emerged as an immediate album of the year contender, with many hailing it as the finest moment in a consistently critically- acclaimed career. That status was cemented when it was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize last week.
Now Foals complete that artistic statement with the October 18th release of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’. The album has been launched with the lead track ‘Black Bull’, which is Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World.
“Part two is a heavier listen, the guitars are more emphasised and there’s some big riffs on it,” explained Philippakis in an interview with NME. “It’s a rock record and it definitely carries on the narrative from part one. Part one ended with a lot of fire and destructive imagery, part two is trying to respond to that: how you can continue in the wreckage and through the scorched earth? We’re just excited for people to hear it because it completes the journey of what we’ve made over the last year-and-a-half.”
Whereas ‘Part 1’ melded Foals’ disparate influences into a thrilling melting pot of sounds, much of ‘Part 2’ simmers with pure visceral intensity. ‘The Runner’ and ‘Black Bull’ are streamlined attacks, with vehement rhythmic onslaughts the foundation for even bigger riffs. It’s an approach that also informs ‘10,000 Feet’, as it lurches ominously from dreamy soundscapes into a heavyweight collision of post-punk and psychedelia.
Yet ‘Part 2’ also echoes the opening chapter’s eclectic nature. The cinematic instrumentals ‘Red Desert’ and ‘Ikaria’ underline that ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ is a journey rather than a mere collection of songs, while ‘Wash Off’ marries manic world music-tinged grooves with a punk-like intensity.
And while ‘Part 2’ extends its predecessor’s exploration of contemporary concerns – toxic masculinity in ‘Black Bull’, humanity’s dependency on tech in ‘Wash Off’ – the overall tone is set by ‘The Runner’, which hones in on the importance of fighting back against the odds. That defiance detours into tenderly romantic territory with ‘Into The Surf’ before the 10-minute ‘Neptune’ – somehow feeling like both a requiem and an elegy – brings proceedings to a close in exploratory yet emotive style.
This album, like ‘Part 1’, was produced by Foals themselves: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys), with Philippakis and Congreave contributing bass too.
‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ will be released on CD, digital and vinyl formats. Special editions include a coloured vinyl that will be available exclusively through indie stores and a picture disc which is designed to be added to the ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ Collector’s Edition boxset.
Collectively, ‘Every Not Saved Will Be Lost’ is symbolic of Foals’ trajectory so far. From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, they’ve earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million album sales, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure.
‘Part 1’ debuted at #2 on the Official Album Charts, making it the band’s joint highest charting set to date. They followed its release by completing a huge UK tour which included two sold-out shows at London’s prestigious Alexandra Palace. Foals also played triumphant sets at Glastonbury and Radio 1’s Big Weekend before headlining the Truck and Y Not Festivals.
Foals will continue to tour extensively in the lead-up to the release of ‘Part 2’ by headlining Boardmasters and playing international shows as far afield as Japan, Thailand and Russia. Please see http://www.foals.co.uk/tour for a full list of dates and ticket information.vely in the lead-up to the release of ‘Part 2’ by headlining Boardmasters and playing international shows as far afield as Japan, Thailand and Russia. Please see http://www.foals.co.uk/tour for a full list of dates and ticket information.
1. Red Desert
2. The Runner
3. Wash Off
4. Black Bull
5. Like Lightning
6. Dreaming Of
8. 10,000 Feet
9. Into the Surf