IT’S not often you see a frontman take his guitar and head deep into the heart of his devoted fans at an Aberdeen gig.
Aberdonians lifting Yannis Philippakis high, carrying him among them is a testament to just how much Foals were able to work the Music Hall crowd into a frenzy.
— Esther Green (@EstherGreen16) November 10, 2015
Opening with the high energy, riff-heavy Snake Oil certainly was the perfect way to pump energy back into the crowd after a lack lustre support.
Mountain at My Gates from new album What Went Down, seamlessly blended with hits from their back catalogue, including Olympic Airways and Red Socks Pugie.
The rapid pace of the night ensured there was no real rest for the crowd, in a gig that saw the band feed off and amplify the fans’ passion.
Philippakis’ ability to maintain such high-levels of energy right through to the encore was highlighted in his performance of the album’s title track What Went Down during which he crowd surfed.
It was the performances of Spanish Sahara and London Thunder – only the second time they had performed it live – that were by far the stand-out moments of the night, with the soft melodies combining well with the singer’s stunning voice to juxtapose some of the heavier more aggressive tracks in their set list.
— rach (@1975rach) November 10, 2015
Foals have recently been named the Best Act In The World Today and there was not a single person in the Music Hall that would disagree!
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