It is good to see that the long tradition of art students becoming great bands is alive and well. Three students I had the pleasure to teach at Oxford Brookes are now part of tomorrow’s next big thing – The Foals. Walter Gervers plays bass, Jack Beven on Drums and Tinhead does the graphic design (I am not familiar with the other three). The Foals are a five piece jittery punk/funk dance outfit with a destinctive sound. There are more influences from music I was listening to as a teenager than anything that is out now; Josek K, Fire Engines, Orange Juice, Devo, Gang of Four and APB (from Aberdeen recently reformed). Have a listen and look at their song/video for Hummer. Wonderful stuff.

Foals – ‘Hummer’ Video on YouTube