Foals To Release Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD + Win Q Award For Best Live Act

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Foals are releasing their first-ever DVD, entitled Live at the Royal Albert Hall in the US on October 29, 2013. The DVD was recorded during a sold-out show at the historic London venue on March 28, 2013.

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Foals To Release DVD & Black Friday Vinyl, Win Q Award For Best Live Act

FOALS TO RELEASE LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL DVD OCTOBER 29, 2013 CCTV SESSIONS LIMITED-EDITION VINYL OUT BLACK FRIDAY Q AWARD WINNERS FOR BEST LIVE ACT

Foals are releasing their first-ever DVD, entitled Live at the Royal Albert Hall in the US on October 29, 2013. The DVD was recorded during a sold-out show at the historic London venue on March 28, 2013.

The standalone Blu-ray DVD comes with an array of additional features: four music videos (“Inhaler”, “My Number”, “Late Night” & “Bad Habit”), Holy Fire HD audio, CCTV sessions (“Bad Habit”, “Stepson”, “Late Night”, “Milk & Black Spiders”, “Bluebird” and “Moon”), Blogotheque (“Late Night”) sessions, a making of the album documentary entitled Nothing Left Unsaid and three additional tracks from the Royal Albert Hall. The Holy Fire CD/DVD deluxe also comes with Nothing Left Unsaid.

The iTunes DVD also comes with CCTV sessions plus the three additional RAH tracks, and The Holy Fire iTunes Deluxe includes: CCTV sessions, plus additional remixes of Holy Fire tracks “Inhaler” (Tom Vek’s Wheezemix), “My Number” (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix), “Late Night” (Koreless Purple Cowboy Remix), “Late Night” (Solomun Remix), “Bad Habit” (Alex Metric Remix) and “Out of the Woods” ( Kulkid Remix). The Nothing Left Unsaid documentary and “Late Night” (La Blogotheque session) are also included.

The Oxford five-piece will also be releasing the CCTV Sessions in the US on November 29th, 2013 as part of Record Store Day. The limited-edition 12″ vinyl features audio from their video series filmed using CCTV. Tracks include “Milk & Black Spiders”, “Bad Habit”, “Stepson”, “Late Night”, “Bluebird” and “Moon”. CCTV SESSIONS will only be available at independent record stores in North America.

On the heels of a largely sold-out US summer tour that included slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, Foals are returning to the states for a string of December radio shows to support Holy Fire.

The Flood & Moulder-produced release has received effusive critical praise: “Foals have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the UK” said Q, who gave the album four stars. NME gave Holy Fire a rare 9/10 review, declaring “2013 is in safe hands,” and VICE agreed, saying “they’re back and their f**king good.”

Foals and Holy Fire are nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize and they just won the Q Award for Best Live Act.

Last Call with Carson Daly is airing their third Foals segment on October 24, 2013 on NBC. It will feature “Providence” and “Spanish Sahara” shot live at LA’s El Rey Theatre.

Royal Albert Hall DVD track list:
1 Prelude
2 Olympic Airways
3 My Number
4 Bad Habit
5 Milk and Black Spiders
6 Blue Blood
7 Late Night
8 Providence
9 Spanish Sahara
10 Red Sock Pugie
11 Electric Bloom
12 Moon
13 Inhaler
14 Two Steps Twice

Foals December 2013 US Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Dec 02 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Dec 03 – KNDD Deck The Hall Ball – Seattle, WA
Dec 11 – Q87.7’s The Night We Stole Xmas – Rosemont, IL
Dec 13 – WLUM Big Snow Show – Milwaukee, WI
Dec 14 – Night The Buzz Stole Xmas – Kansas City, MO
Dec 16 – KPNT Ho Ho Show at Pop’s – Sauget, IL

For the latest tour dates, music and information, please go to:

Foals Official Website

David Ford new album Songs For The Road set for release on Independiente

David FordStrident, resistant and ceaselessly melodic, ‘Songs For The Road’ is the second album from David Ford, released on Independiente on October 15th 2007. If his critically acclaimed debut was born of reflection in his basement bound home studio, the triumphant swell of ‘Songs For The Road’ is cut from the breadth of his encounters on the subsequent tour […]

David FordStrident, resistant and ceaselessly melodic, ‘Songs For The Road’ is the second album from David Ford, set for release on Independiente on October 15th 2007.

If his critically acclaimed debut was born of reflection in his basement bound home studio, the triumphant swell of ‘Songs For The Road’ is cut from the breadth of his encounters on the subsequent tour.

Hung around the heartfelt embrace of the title track sat at the apex of the album, David Ford moves on from the self-recrimination of his debut, into the narrative and characterisation of a year on the road. Railing against a deep south fanatic on “St Peter”, adopting the affable yet doomed persona of a bar pushing drunk on “Nobody Tells Me What To Do” and at the album’s close, a troubadour’s message of troubled understanding to a friend who chose to end it all “…And So You Fell”.

As before David Ford never dodges his own bullets; opener “Go To Hell” is a crushing opus that would be spiteful if directed at anyone but himself, and while “Requiem” has our protagonist at his most politically disaffected, its conscience is willing to share the blame.

Amid these compromised characters and bouts of self-flagellation is new warmth to Ford’s music. On the Motown romp of “Decimate”, slow burner “I’m Alright Now” and amongst the album’s sweeping strings, is a greater confidence and appeal.

Ford initially worked alone – as he had on his debut – but sensing some tracks needed more than his DIY magic he brought in James Brown (Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Ash) to co-produce five of the tracks alongside him. After James went back to the States, the production team of Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby (Plan B, Get Cape, Ian Brown) were recruited to bring their mixing skills to the final four tracks.

“My first album was basically bedroom demos with ideas way above their station,” Ford says. “This one sounds more like a record.”

Following the acclaimed release of ‘I Sincerely Apologise For The Trouble I Have Caused’ in the UK, David Ford spent much of 2005 in the U.S where his debut album – released on Columbia – met with an equally warm reception. Stunning reviews ran in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Variety and Ford found himself championed by NBC’s Carson Daly on whose show he appeared three times. Support slots with Richard Ashcroft, Ray Lamontagne and Aimee Mann followed, with Ford now counting Neil Young and Springsteen amongst his fans.

David Ford supported Duke Spirit at the ICA on July 29th 2007 as part of the iTunes festival ahead of two headlining shows at THE SOHO REVUE BAR on 1st and 8th AUGUST 2007.

Praise for David Ford’s debut, ‘I Sincerely Apologise For The Trouble I’ve Caused’:

“Simultaneously lacerating and tender… not for the emotionally fragile” **** Q

“One foot in David Gray’s camp and one in Curt Cobain’s… in between is a life lived.”WORD

“Continues to show how this “sensitive singer songwriter” should really be done” SUNDAY TIMES

“as full of romantic doom as anything you’ll hear this year. One to watch.”UNCUT

“This is brilliant – for people who actually give a s***”**** THE FLY

“a sublime listening experience”CLASH

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