Foals say they may soon race off to follow various solo sidelines, so that’s nice. This is in spite of the fact that the band’s new LP ‘Holy Fire’ looks like it’ll top the British pop charts this Sunday, but I guess that’s their ‘artistic prerogative’.
Asked by BBC Newsbeat what it’s like to hit the ‘big time’ at last, vocalist Yannis Philippakis says: “We really are locked into the day-to-day, there’s probably a really frightening lack of forethought”.
Of the sideline thing, he adds: “At some point, probably in the not too distant future, we are going to start doing things on the side largely to satisfy creative impulses which we can’t satisfy with Foals”.
And, a la Lana Del Rey: “I’d love to do a film soundtrack – I’m sure Jimmy [Smith, Foals guitarist] would as well. There are definitely certain things I would like to do which would shock, terrify and scare a lot of Foals fans”.
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