If a band were given the title of most vibrant alternative rock act in 2021, it would be Foals.
Coming unimaginably far from the ‘math-rock’ label adopted by them on 2008 debut ‘Antidotes’, latest albums ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ Parts I & II saw the Oxford boys straddle a zig-zag line between dance-punk and heavy rock. ‘Wake Me Up’, as a sample of their upcoming seventh album, sees them take the dance-punk elements of the sister LPs and create an ecstasy-fuelled beast of a radio-friendly, ravey alternative to Uptown Funk.
First given an outing on their summer round of gigs, the tune features an extremely large, joyous chant-along chorus and a sunshine groove of a bassline, a powerful boot against the sleepy and dull lockdown world that gave birth to it.
Check out the spicy new video for the single below: