Foals say new album ‘will be recorded as close to our home as possible’

Band discuss 'ridiculously lonely situation' of recording 'Total Life Forever'

Foals have said that recording their album ‘Total Life Forever’ in Gothenburg, Sweden in the middle of winter was a “ludicrous” idea, adding that they plan to record their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album closer to home.

In the new Albums of 2015 issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Foals keyboardist Edwin Congreave discusses the band’s plans for the follow up to 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’, which they begun work on in April 2014. “The aim is to record early [in 2015]. I’d like to do it here [London] – or as close to my house as possible, because I’ve discovered late in life that I really love staying at home!” Congreave says.

“It’s going to be somewhere in Europe – there’s definitely a desire in the band to go to ludicrous locations but we’ve done that a couple of times. Gothenburg in Sweden in winter was ludicrous in retrospect. We put ourselves in a ridiculously lonely situation.”

Congreave was echoing sentiments previously stated by frontman Yannis Philippakis, who told NME that he “wanted to go back to the studio in Oxford but I also think it’s good to be grounded after doing what we were doing last year. I wanted to go back somewhere safe and familiar.”

In October, Foals posted a picture from their studio as they began work on new material. The picture, which can be seen below, showed a guitar sitting on top of a synthesizer and piano, and was accompanied by the caption: “It starts……”

It starts…….⚡️ #regram @jimmyfoals

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