The Foals say they drank about 130 bottles of red wine while recording new album

Foals’ Yannis Philippakis says their forthcoming album will be “heavier, poppier and weirder” than 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.

Speaking to Q magazine, the singer describes pushing the sound “so the extremes were further apart”, adding that Nick Cave has heavily influenced his lyrics.

Of the band’s time with producer James Ford in the south of France, guitarist Jimmy Smith added: “We drank about 130 bottles of this red wine called Ard├Ęche,” but reasoned, “I don’t think there was a point where we were all drunk.”