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Foals' new track "Mountain At My Gates" is their biggest pop song in years

21 July 2015, 08:48 | Written by Laurence Day

Foals' latest track "Mountain At My Gates" is a funk-tinged glance at their roots, and differs immensely to predecessor "What Went Down".

Instead of lingering in the gigantic rawk riffs like they did on "What Went Down", the title track from their upcoming record, Foals glide through the groove-pop of "My Number" and into the noodly-squeadily guitar noises of their first two records. It slinks and stutters and builds to titanic sizes like the Oxfordshire outfit are prone to do - it's one of the most instantly ear-friendly tracks they've lobbed out in a long time.

What Went Down, Foals' fourth studio record, following 2013's Holy Fire, is due out 28 August.

Listen to "Mountain At My Gates" below, and then have a look over the LP's tracklist afterwards.


1. What Went Down
2. Mountain At My Gates
3. Birch Tree
4. Give It All
5. Albatross
6. Snake Oil
7. Night Swimmers
8. London Thunder
9. Lonely Hunter
10. A Knife In The Ocean

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