Hudson Mohawke keen to turn collaboration with Foals’ Yannis Philippakis into full album

Producer talks to NME about working with lead singer of Foals

Hudson Mohawke has told NME that he is eager to get back in the studio with Foals’ Yannis Phillipakis.

The Scottish producer, whose real name is Ross Birchard, first revealed that he was working with the frontman back in 2014, but the project was put on hold with the recording of new Foals album ‘What Went Down’ and his own album, ‘Lantern’.

Now, speaking in a video interview with NME, which you can watch above, the musician revealed he “would love to turn [the collaboration] into some kind of album project.”


However, Birchard admitted he still doesn’t “know what it’s going to be yet”, and said that the pair had only worked on a “couple of ideas” so far. He added: “It’s something I want to get back into, as soon as we can.”

Despite his keenness to record with Phillipakis, Birchard admitted that initially he could not fully get into the heavier guitar sound of Foals. However, that changed once the pair got into the studio. “I [now] totally get the whole atmosphere and ethos of the music,” he said.

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Foals released their latest album ‘What Went Down’ earlier this year and tour the UK in February 2016. The arena tour dates begin in Glasgow at the Hydro venue on February 12.

Foals’ tour will then take in gigs in Manchester, London and Birmingham. The run of huge gigs will then come to an end on February 20 at Leeds First District Arena.

Foals will play:

Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (February 12)
Manchester, Arena (February 13)
London, The SSE Arena, Wembley (February 16)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (February 19)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (February 20)