Foals name new album ‘Holy Fire’

The band's third album will be released in early 2013

Foals have revealed that the name of their new album is ‘Holy Fire’.

The album, which is set for release in early 2013, will be the Oxford band’s third following debut album ‘Antidotes’ and 2010’s ‘Total Life Forever’. Band member Edwin Congreave took the band’s official Facebook page today (October 19) to update fans on the album name, saying the album is “coming soon”. They wrote:

big news from our thirrrd rekid. namely: the name. It’s called HOLY FIRE. It’s like meaningful or something. dig it, or don’t. either way it’s coming soon. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for our mini tour this winter. like we said elsewhere it is only a tease, and for us to get back “into it”, so don’t stress if you missed out, or if we weren’t coming near to your home… because there will be many, many more shows coming up.

Speaking to NME about the new album, frontman Yannis Philippakis recently said, “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 added: “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.”

Foals have also announced details of a short tour of intimate venues this November/ December. They will play:

Sheffield Queens Social Club (November 28)

Leicester Lock 42 (29)

Stoke Sugarmill (30) 

Doncaster Leopard (December 2)

Derby The Venue (3)

Gloucester Guildhall (4)

Southampton Cellar (6)

Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards (7)

Aldershot West End Centre (8)

Brighton Concorde 2 (10)

Tunbridge Wells The Forum (11)

To check the availability of Elbow Foals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.