Foals picked up by a pizza delivery driver while hitchhiking to Brit Awards

Band were late for the ceremony after being stranded on the motorway

Foals drummer Jack Bevan has revealed that he and his bandmates hitchhiked their way to the Brit Awards earlier this week, eventually being picked up by a pizza delivery driver.

The band were nominated for Best British Group on Wednesday night, alongside Blur, One Direction, Years & Years and eventual winners Coldplay.

Writing on Twitter, Bevan said: “On the way to the Brits the other day our cab took us the wrong way and we were stranded North of the river in gridlock traffic”.

He added: “Unexpectedly, a total hero picked us up and drove us all the way to the ceremony… I didn’t remember his name as I ran off but he owns TGF pizza in Eltham, SE9. So yeah, if his pizzas are as good as his getaway driving, I would definitely recommend.”

See the tweets in full below.

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis spoke in defence of Kanye West to NME at the Brit Awards, calling the rapper a “provocateur” and describing him as “one of the few people out there actually taking risks”.

Philippakis said: “I like Kanye. From what I’ve heard of [West’s new album, ‘The Life Of Pablo’], I really like it. I like Kanye’s presence in the world as much as any of the music.”

The singer reasoned: “I think things have got so stale, so boring and polished, so careerist and pastiche that he’s one of the few people out there actually taking risks and making big, bold decisions. Stuff has just gotten boring in music and I think that anyone who is the anthesis of that should be applauded.”

“Whether he is a provocateur or not, I think there should be more of that. Stuff just needs to get heated up a bit,” Yannis added.

Philippakis previously spoke of his admiration for West, saying last year: “I don’t think he’s the greatest living rock star, but I don’t know who is, so maybe he could be. He’s definitely a damn sight more exciting than a lot of people.”
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