Foals are a rock band from Oxford, England formed in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Yannis Philippakis, drummer and percussionist Jack Bevan, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith, and keyboardist Edwin Congreave.
They are currently signed to Warner Bros. Records,and have released four studio albums: Antidotes (2008), Total Life Forever (2010), Holy Fire (2013), What Went Down (2015), one video album, six extended plays and nineteen singles.
The band have toured internationally and have featured at Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde festivals.They have won a number of awards, including best live act at the 2013 Q Awards while producers Alan Moulder and Flood were awarded ‘UK Producer Of The Year’ for their work on the album Holy Fire.
The lead singer of the band Youthmovies, Andrew Mears, originally formed the band Foals. He was present on the band’s debut 7″ single, “Try This on Your Piano/Look at My Furrows of Worry”, but left shortly afterwards to concentrate on Youthmovies’ debut album, Good Nature.
Jack Bevan, Lina Simon and Yannis Philippakis were originally in cult math rock band The Edmund Fitzgerald. The group disbanded, claiming that things had become “too serious” and that they wanted to have more “fun making their music”.