Foals: 'Indie disco's dead. Our new material is unashamedly funk'

Oxford band's new album will be released early 2013

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Foals have unveiled details of their new album, revealing that some of the new material is "unashamedly funk".

The Oxford band, are currently working on their third studio album, reveal in this week's NME, that the album will be ready for release in early 2013.

Singer Yannis Philippakis tells NME: "There are some heavier moments and some dirtier moments. It's swampy, some of the grooves are quite stinky. There's a track called 'My Number' that had a Curtis Mayfield groove which was pretty unashamedly funk, for want of a better word."

He adds: "We've always been pretty rhythmically preoccupied, but once the four-on-the-floor, hi-hat, indie disco stuff's dead and buried with a chain of garlic around its neck, that feels like a really fertile place to go to."

For the full story, check out the new issue of NME, which will be available on newsstands from tomorrow, or available digitally.

Earlier this year, Foals released the 'Foals Tapes' compilation featuring artists including Caribou, Nicolas Jaar, Tony Allen, Art Department, Blood Orange and Teengirl Fantasy. Foals are the third band to contribute a mix to the 'Tapes' series, following The Rapture and The Big Pink.

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