Oxford band respond following Rou Reynolds
The band made the comment on Twitter last night (February 28), writing:
Foals posted the comment after Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari had claimed that Foals performance at the NME Awards on Wednesday night (February 27) had put him into a “deep sleep”. Tweeting from the awards, Reynolds wrote: “Foals just played and now our managers had to take the decisive action of ordering shots to wrench us out of the deep sleep they put us in.” The lead singer chipped in again later on, stating: “I loved Oasis / Blur / Manics as a kid, but the indie bands of today… man I swear they don’t compare whatsoever. #SoundingOld”
Reynolds later went on to defend his outspoken comments after fans of Foals criticised him for being rude about their favourite band. Tweeting to the Oxford bands followers, Reynolds said: “I make a joke about a band I’m not into. Cue irate insults & anger. These people obviously respect my opinion a great deal to be so moved!”
Foals tweeted their response after the band played the first show of their current tour at Dublin The Academy Enter Shikari head out on their own 24-date tour of the UK throughout April and into May.
Foals released their third album ‘Holy Fire’ earlier this month.
Speaking to NME previously about the LP, singer Yannis Philippakis said: “There are some heavier moments and some dirtier moments. It’s swampy, some of the grooves are quite stinky.”
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