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Foals shot a powerful video for the song “Give It All”, taken off their album What Went Down. The band once again teamed up with frequent collaborator Nabil to direct the video, which was shot in Paris and stars Jérémie Renier as a heartbroken man haunted by memories of his former lover, played by Caroline Fauvet.

Speaking about the song, singer Yannis Philippakis said: “That was one where it felt like stripping all the support and architecture of the band away and allowing it to be just a vocal and some chords. That song more than anything we’ve ever done has been lead by its vocal. It felt like the purest bit of songwriting we’d ever done.”

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At the height of summer, a quiet storm is brewing in the South of France. Bringing together the best of indie, rock and electro music, the Pantiero Music Festival is kicking off today in the sun-soaked city of Cannes!

Home to one of the oldest and most reputable film festivals in the world, the “Palais des Festivals” will be rocking to some of the freshest tunes around. So put on your dancing shoes, grab your sunglasses and follow umstrum||music every day from August 12 to 14 as we walk you through some of the highlights of this year’s festival!

For the 9th year in a row, the Pantiero Music Festival brings together a handpicked selection of artists from all over the world, playing all genres of music and catering to very different audiences. With one thing in common though: passion! Since 2002, the artists that have taken to the stage have consistently wowed fans and critics alike and for this new edition  expectations are high. With a lineup that includes Foals, Local Natives, Bot’Ox, Errors, Zombie Nation, Two Door Cinema Club, The Rapture and Mondkopf, Pantiero’s huge rooftop stage overlooking the Mediterranean will be at the center of this 4-day music extravaganza.

Foals - Astronauts and All (Barringtone Remix)     

Join the party! Tune in tomorrow for some hot festival news and an exclusive interview with Local Natives.

Find more info about the festival HERE and buy tickets online HERE.


After the monumental success of their debut album Antidotes, Foals shied away from the public eye and spent two years working in silence. They are now back to announce the release of their sophomore album, Total Life Forever. Produced by Luke Smith in Gothenburg this highly anticipated new album is scheduled for release on May 10, 2010.

Foals - Spanish Sahara     

On “Spanish Sahara”, the first track to surface from Total Life Forever, the Oxford-based quintet seems to have traded in their trademark hyperactive electroclash guitars for a more subdued post-rock, experimental sound.

Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass) seem to have become a hell of a lot more serious  (grave?) and this also shows in the dark and disturbingly beautiful video that illustrates the song and that you can watch HERE.

Be it said that “Spanish Sahara” got the remix treatment by the hand of Mount Kimbie. The remixed version of the track, reminiscent of trip-hop and ambient electronica, is now available for free download on Foals’ official website.

Foals - Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)     

You can also visit the band on MySpace and check out the dates of their forthcoming European tour, which kicks off on Arpil 12th in Berlin and will take them to Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, etc…

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FOALS – ANTIDOTES (Electroclash/Indie – UK)

Now playing nonstop on my mp3 player is the insane song “Hummer”. It’s pulsating, it’s full of energy and it gives you a real kick. Foals are Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass). Based in Oxford, they are part of the new UK electroclash scene and their first LP, Antidotes (Transgressive Records, 2008), as well as their live gigs have been making the headlines of many music publications. Find their music on MySpace and see them live around the UK in October and around Europe in November.

Foals - Hummer     

“they take Franz Ferdinand’s ‘music to make girls dance’ credo to the max, using guitars, drums, voice, bass and keyboards to make a sort of manic, organic, polyrhythmic electronica” (The Guardian)

Visit the band on MySpace to get more info and buy their music on Foals