Album Review : Foals // What Went Down 

A review on Foals’ new album What What Down that we wrote for Setlisted.


When Foals headlined Bestival a year ago and announced that they would be taking a break of up to 18 months, fans mourned for days. However the heartbreak was over 10 months later when Foals resurfaced and announced that their new album would be released in August. Frontman Yannis Philippakis promised fans that it would be their heaviest and loudest record to date and first single What Went Down especially supported this claim. Having preformed secret sets at both Reading and Leeds Festival during the album’s release weekend, we can all finally delve into what this latest record has to offer as we all recover from R&L disease.Opening with What Went Down, Foals expose themselves at their most aggressive and savage. The pulsating krautrock beat is such a violent rush that makes you feel like you’re being chased by a predator. Yannis’ vocals are abrasive and fierce, to the point…

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