Our recap of the stories we featured during the past seven days includes new music from Foals and Radiohead.
“With Wake Me Up, I just wanted to write a song about transporting yourself to a better, idyllic situation,” Yannis Philippakis says of the new Foals single, which is moving the band on from 2019’s two-part Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.
“I think we all had that feeling of the last eighteen months being like a weird fever dream that felt surreal but very affecting,” he continues. “I think we all wished we could have woken up somewhere else at various points.”
Wet Leg were on Later…With Jools Holland last weekend performing their breakthrough debut single Chaise Longue.
The appearance comes ahead of an April UK tour for Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, sure to be a hot ticket with the follow-up to Chaise Longue – Wet Dream – already more than matching the buzz of its predecessor.
“It’s the horrific, comedown hangover – waking up in the morning and realising the smashes, like, what the fuck am I doing with my life?,” Joe Talbot says, and it’s hard to argue on the first spin of Idles’ new track Car Crash.
It’s the second to be taken from the band’s upcoming Crawler LP – the swift follow-up to last year’s Ultra Mono.
Another long cherished, but previously unreleased fan favourite has been given the official stamp Radiohead.
Like the glorious I Promise before it – that a part of OKNOTOK in 2017 – Follow Me Around is to get a proper release as part of a reissue, this one the Kid Amnesiae collection which is set to mark 21 years of Kid A and Amnesia.
Franz Ferdinand have confirmed the release of their greatest hits album Hits To The Head on March 11th next year.
“We added two new songs, recorded last year: Billy Goodbye and Curious, both co-produced at the last stage with Stuart Price,” Alex Kapranos said.
The Enemy will return next year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of We’ll Live And Die In These Towns.
Adding to that era’s long-list of hit debuts, the album went to number one in the UK during the summer of 2007, and also had Top 10 singles courtesy of Away From Here and Had Enough.