Foals to play one-off London gig on the week of new album release

Band will play Village Underground on August 25

Foals have announced details of a one-off London gig later this month.

The band will play Village Underground on August 25, three days before the release of new album ‘What Went Down’. Explaining the reasons they want to play the gig, the band said they “wanted to play a sweaty London gig around the album release. One where we finally get to play some more new songs.”

Fans wanting to go to the gig must apply through a ballot system. The ballot closes at 10am tomorrow (August 13) and fans can buy up to two tickets.

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‘What Went Down’ is due for release on August 28 and was recorded in the south of France with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Mumford & Sons).

Giving NME a track-by-track rundown of the album, frontman Yannis Philippakis described the LP as “lean” and “punchy” and called ‘Mountain At My Gates’ “instantaneous”.

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

See the tracklisting for ‘What Went Down’ below.

‘What Went Down’
‘Mountain At My Gates’
‘Birch Tree’
‘Give It All’
‘Snake Oil’
‘Night Swimmers’
‘London Thunder’
‘Lonely Hunter’
‘A Knife In The Ocean’