Foals: ‘Recording our new album was the worst thing in the world’

Band admit to in-studio tension during 'Total Life Forever' sessions

Foals have admitted that the recording sessions for new album ‘Total Life Forever’ were akin to “the worst thing in the world”.

In an interview you can read in full in this week’s issue of NME (out nationwide now), the band reveal all on the new album, which is released next Monday (May 10). Plus, watch a video interview with the band on the right of your screen now.

In the interview, keyboardist Edwin Congreave admitted that the band, who decamped to Gothenburg for the sessions, were at times less than confident about how the record would turn out.

“There were points when I thought ‘This is the worst thing in the world'”, Congreave explained, adding: “I fucking hated some songs, like, ‘Why are we doing this song? This is bollocks!’ Then as soon as i heard the record was finished i went away and listened to it and thought it was amazing.”

Meanwhile, frontman Yannis Philippakis also admitted that “there were people who wanted to leave the recording process” at various points during the sessions.

Read the full interview in this week’s issue of NME, out nationwide now.

Click here to watch Foals perform a special version of ‘Spanish Sahara’ in the NME studios