Foals distance themselves from ‘break’ reports: ‘There is more to come’

Band previously suggested they will take a break before releasing new music

Foals have distanced themselves from recent reports that they are set to take a break.

The band recently suggested that they will take a break before making their next record.

Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas during February, frontman Yannis Philippakis said: “We’ve only just put out a record so I think we’ve afforded to take some time [for a break]. I don’t think there’s a rush right now. We need to live life again, that’s always beneficial to making a record.”

“I think we need to take a break,” he added. “It’s hard to predict [how long that will be]. We might start writing again tomorrow.”

However now the band’s guitarist Jimmy Smith has told DIY that their current plans extend past the summer.

“It’s been a great year,” Smith said ahead of the band’s headline slot at Reading and Leeds festivals in August. “There is more to come after Reading as well.”


Philippakis previously said that he doesn’t expect the band to continue forever, stating that things have already carried on far longer than he and his bandmates expected.

Foals released their fourth album ‘What Went Down’ in August 2015. Last week, they shared the video for their Record Store Day single ‘Rain’.