Foals to record new album in Hawaii?

Oxford band considering heading to warmer climates

Foals are considering decamping to Hawaii to record their second album.

The Oxford band told BBC Newsbeat that they were considering the location because they wanted to be able to relax and enjoy themselves during the recording process.

Frontman Yannis Philippakis said the album, which would be the follow-up to this year’s debut ‘Antidotes’, would be likely to be influenced by surf pop, krautrock and French films.

“We thought Hawaii because we want to enjoy ourselves and we are great believers in the environment around you having an effect on the kind of music you make,” he said.

The singer/guitarist added: “If we are somewhere sunny and relaxed, it’ll be a good environment to make a record.

“In order to progress we have got to try and allow new influences in. I watched the film ‘Delicatessen’ and there’s a lot of music in it which I found really inspiring.”