The band started the show with “Snake Oil,” a galloping rocker from the Oxford quintet’s latest album What Went Down. Foals then reached back to its 2008 debut Antidotes for “Olympic Airways,” which rode a basstastic postpunk groove to glory. That tune segued directly into the similarly rhythm-heavy “My Number,” from the fivesome’s third LP Holy Fire. “Providence,” from the same record, flowed from a lush synth bed to a skittering funk rocker before erupting in guitar fury. “Give It All” followed, its brooding atmosphere bringing the energy to a simmer rather than boil. Then it was time for the song that introduced them to American audiences, the radio smash “Mountain At My Gates,” and it didn’t disappoint: the hit soared into the stratosphere and had the crowd jumping. - [ACLTV]

Foals are in town for ACL Fest and in between the two weekends, the UK band also taped an episode of Austin City Limits, the show, on Thursday (10/6) for its upcoming 42nd season. You can check out their setlist below, and a gallery of pics from the taping above, and keep an eye on local listings for the episode which will air in early 2017.

You can catch Foals at ACL fest today (10/7) at 4 PM on the Samsung Stage, and pics from last Friday's ACL fest are HERE.

SETLIST: Foals @ ACLTV 10/6/2016
Snake Oil
Olympic Airways
My Number
Give It All
Mountain at My Gates
Spanish Sahara
Red Socks Pugie
Late Night
A Knife In the Ocean

What Went Down

photos by Tim Griffin

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