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Now that's what I call a show
TheGatsby from Ireland
3 November 2013
Foals have had a great year. The Oxfordshire quintet scored their
biggest hit yet with single 'My Number', their third album 'Holy Fire'
made it to number two on the U.K. album charts (being held off the top
spot by the 'Les Misérables' soundtrack), the album, in turn, was
nominated for the Mercury Prize, they won Best Live Act at the Q Awards
and their biggest indoor gig to date, in London's Royal Albert Hall
sold out in minutes and went on to garner great reviews. With this Dave
Ma directed concert film (the band's first) it's easy to see why, as
the band put on a show so good you'll wish you there.
Nick Wheeler's visuals are often striking and always pop as the
lightshow brightens up the expansive dome, while the sound design is
impeccable. Dave Ma's direction is superb, capturing the unbreakable
energy of the live performance, as Yannis Philippakis and co. thrive
onstage, forming a formidable live unit where each band member is
integral. Additionally, we also get a number of insightful glimpses
into their behind-the-scenes behaviour, as they muck about backstage,
rehearse and discuss their attitude towards making music.
Everyone in the audience looks delighted to be there, with many
completely losing themselves in the music and even sitting in front of
your TV, there's a good chance you will too. This is an immersive,
explosive and intense concert film that will leave you wanting more and
a Foals ticket.
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