‘Foals Tapes’ (!K7)
We reckon Foals must fancy us a bit because they’ve made us a mixtape of all their favourite songs. Sweet, right? Not that ‘Foals Tapes’ has any of the snivelling acoustic dross you’d usually find on a courting compilation.
Rather, it’s a head-swirling selection of the swankiest electro, techno and house, plus silky soul from Blood Orange, geo-political pop from Condry Ziqubu and howlin’ funk from Gospel Comforters. If this is an effort by Foals to have us swooning over what might inspire their third album, it’s worked.