Watch the Foals perform recent single ‘Looking High’ for the first time

The Colts made their live debut with their latest single ‘Looking High’ at a gig in Edinburgh this week. Check out the images taken by the fans below.

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The song is set to appear on the Oxford band’s seventh studio album ‘Life Is Yours’, which will be released on June 17.

On Wednesday April 20, the Foals performed ‘2am’ and the previously unreleased track ‘2001’ for the first time as they kicked off their 2022 UK tour at Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

The trio returned to the venue the following night (April 21) where they debuted “Looking High”. Connect here:

“Looking High,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explained, “returns to a more hedonistic time in my life, and a more innocent time in society at large, before the pandemic and before the existential threat of climate change.”

He continued: “It’s set in an Oxford lane with two clubs – The Cellar and The Wheatsheaf – that all the nightlife in town gravitates towards.”

Foals’ current run of UK concerts continues in Birmingham tonight (April 23) ahead of various festival appearances this summer. You can see their upcoming live schedule below and find tickets here.

23 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

25 – Bonus arena, hull
26 – O2 Town Hall, Newcastle
27 – Center, Brighton
29 – Olympia, London
30 – Olympia, London

1 – Olympia, London
2 – Olympia, London
5 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
6 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
29 – Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Coventry

22–26 – Glastonbury Festival
27 – Fairview Park, Dublin
29 – City Sounds, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

8 – City Sounds, Millennium Square, Leeds
9 – TRSNMT, Glasgow
23 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Talk to NME of the upcoming “Life Is Yours” in February, Philippakis said that “it’s our idea for a release record”.

“We were thinking about parties, club nights and being drunk on the bus at 2 a.m. trying to get home,” he explained.

“All that: the excitement before going out, meeting up with friends, wild abandonment. ‘Who has the pingers? Where are we going?’ It’s all this youthful excess to go out.

Evelyn C. Tobin