Foals – My Number (single) (Transgressive Records / Warner Bros.)

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“My Number” is the second track to be launched from Foals upcoming third album ‘Holy Fire’ (cover art above). Where the album’s first single “Inhaler” (read our review of the single) surprised everyone with its heaviness and Jane’s Addiction meets Filter flavour, we all knew that the Oxford quintet’s upcoming record would be a diverse bag of tricks.

Back in November, Foals appeared on “Later… With Jools Holland” where they performed “My Number” live and put simply, it was the most immediate and pop we’d ever heard the band.

Their trademark indie guitar noodling and funky bass lines are here in all their glory, however on “My Number” everything has been refined to pop precision.

Coated with a layer of warm 80’s synths and backed by a tasty upbeat groove and one the most hookiest Foals choruses to date, it all combines to create the most danceable of pop numbers. Absolutely brilliant and thoroughly addictive, you can just see people losing their minds to this live.

“My Number” appears on the highly anticipated upcoming album ‘Holy Fire’, which is scheduled for release 11 February, 2013 in the UK and 12 February, 2013 in the U.S.

Update 19 January: Be sure to listen to the remix of “My Number” by TEED and read our review.

Update 25 January: The official video for the song was been released a couple of days ago. Watch the video for “My Number” below: