Foals debut new song ‘London Thunder’ with CCTV performance – watch

Band release their fourth album on August 28

Foals have premiered new song ‘London Thunder’ ahead of the release of new album ‘What Went Down’.

The band played ‘London Thunder’ at a CCTV session recorded in Studios La Fabrique in the south of France. Footage of the performance can be seen below.

“It’s probably informed by touring, being absent in some way,” Yannis Philippakis told Mashable about the song. “We’ve been to a lot of airports over the last few years, and sometimes there’s this cool melancholy to an airport at a certain hour of the evening. It’s about being away and having some sort of experience that changes you, and waiting to return, knowing that the world you’re returning to will be subtly different because you are.”

‘What Went Down’ was recorded in the south of France with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Mumford & Sons). It is their fourth studio LP, following on from 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.

The album includes the single ‘Mountain At My Gates’ and title track ‘What Went Down’. Speaking to NME recently, Philippakis described the LP as “lean” and “punchy”.

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

Foals recently announced plans for a UK club tour. They will play dates in Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Southampton, Margate, Bristol and Cambridge.

The Margate show will take place at the relaunched Dreamland theme park as part of new festival By The Sea.

Foals will play:

Nottingham Rock City (November 5)
Liverpool Olympia (6)
Norwich UEA (7)
Cardiff University Great Hall (8)
Aberdeen Music Hall (10)
Newcastle O2 Academy (11)
Southampton Guildhall (13)
Margate Dreamland – By The Sea event (14)
Bristol Anson Rooms (15)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (16)