Foals preview fourth album with brand new song ‘Mountain At My Gates’ – listen

Band release James Ford-produced 'What Went Down' on August 28

Foals have revealed new single ‘Mountain At My Gates’. Scroll down to hear the song now.

The track is the latest to come from the band’s upcoming album ‘What Went Down’, due for release on August 28. The album is the follows up to 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.

Giving NME a track-by-track rundown of the album, frontman Yannis Philippakis described the LP as “lean” and “punchy” and called ‘Mountain At My Gates’ “instantaneous”.

SEE MORE: Foals’ Track By Track Guide To Their Blistering New Album ‘What Went Down’

“I’d recorded the beginning riff on my phone ages ago,” explained Philippakis. “At the beginning it had a baggy feel, but became less so with more work. The central image – ‘I see a mountain at my gates’ was from me getting more interested in seeing what would come out lyrically where there wasn’t a pre-conceived idea. Normally I write voraciously in books and journals, then harvest a lot of that for the record. This, though, came out instantaneously in the room.”

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The LP was recorded in the south of France with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Mumford & Sons).

See the tracklisting for ‘What Went Down’ below.

‘What Went Down’
‘Mountain At My Gates’
‘Birch Tree’
‘Give It All’
‘Albatross’
‘Snake Oil’
‘Night Swimmers’
‘London Thunder’
‘Lonely Hunter’
‘A Knife In The Ocean’

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