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Friday, 8 March 2013

CD REVIEW! Foals - Holy Fire

British indie band Foals made us sit up and take note of their music. And yes, I confess, it was the first time I heard their music, but boy of boy, was I surprised. Their 3rd CD Holy Fire is a blast! Indie rock at its best. After first hearing the lead single from Holy Fire I was instantly made to take notice of what the band was trying to achieve. Not only was Inhaler something far heavier than what I was used to hearing from the band.. It sounded fresh.. Mixing a slightly oriental guitar with strong drumming, heavy bass and guitar work that’s more than a little inspired by Rage Against The Machine I found Inhaler to be a great start to the album. What The Rest Say: NME gave the album a rating of 9/10, praising the fact that it "is a record that bursts out of the speakers" and adding that although the album is energetic, "it's the way that the album as a whole unravels and blooms through repeat listens that marks it as Foals' finest moment to date". Drowned in Sound stated that "[n]ot only is Holy Fire utterly sublime, it's a record that's been six years in the making. A record where Foals have focussed their many triumphs and missteps into one cohesive statement". Ian Cohen of Pitchfork Media called Holy Fire an "ambitious record, one that operates on an artistic economy of scale, where the lustrous production and singles like "My Number" and "Inhaler" do the heavy work of confirming Foals' headliner status". Rolling Stone Magazine: Holy Fire is a collection of well-manicured tracks zoning out to a dazzling middle distance.To buy the CD, visit iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/holy-fire/id573269843

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