The 26th edition of Super Bock Super Rock already knows new dates, but there is something that grows over the months: the desire to celebrate Authentic Music is greater today than ever! The Festival’s mythical house next to Meco beach remains ready to receive 3 days forever, with all its charms and its unique atmosphere.
“We are committed to trying to keep the poster and the example is given by the first reconfirmations for the new dates: Foals, Local Natives and Boy Pablo will perform at the 26th Super Bock Super Rock on July 17, 2021.”
In the most alternative rock territories, there is no doubt that Foals are one of the most creative and stimulating bands of the past 15 years.
It all started in Oxford, when Yannis Philippakis (guitar) and Jack Bevan (drums), longtime friends, decided to form another group, after the end of another joint project, the late The Edmund Fitzgerald. Andrew Mears (voice), Jimmy Smith (guitar) and Walter Gervers (bass) joined the two friends and thus the Foals were born – the name comes from the etymology of the nickname Philippakis.
After the release of the first single, “Try This on Your Piano”, Andrew left the band, Edwin Congreave took over the keyboards and Philippakis took over the role of vocalist. With the line-up defined (later, bassist Walter would also leave), the next step was to sign for Transgressive Records and release “Hummer” and “Mathletics”, singles that increased (and a lot) the buzz about the band’s qualities.
In 2008, the debut album, “Antidotes”, confirmed these good expectations from the public and critics. Recorded in New York and produced by Dave Sitek, guitarist for TV on The Radio, the album showed a band committed to their own freedom. The following records, “Total Life Forever” (2010), “Holy Fire” (2013) and “What Went Down” (2015), raised the bar in artistic terms and consolidated the group’s own language, between a thousand and one influences.
Krautrock, indie rock, dance-punk, math rock, post-punk and even techno, all contribute to a sound that is difficult to categorize, sometimes more free and experimental, and sometimes capable of captivating an increasingly broad audience. 2019 was the year of the return to the albums, with what is the most ambitious of all the band’s records.
“Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost”, a monumental work, divided into two parts edited at two different times, shows a band at the top of its capabilities – “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1” was nominated for a Mercury Prize and won the award for best album of the year for Q magazine. “Exits” or “In Degrees” are two of the songs that promise to conquer the Portuguese audience in the summer of 2021. The Foals perform on July 17th, at the Super Bock Stage of Super Bock Super Rock.