Currently in the middle of a world tour in support of incredible fourth album, What Went Down, Foals dropped into SiriusXMU (a Canadian radio station) for a live session that included a performance of their hit single Mountain At My Gates and a cover of Mark Ronson‘s funk jam, Daffodils.
Originally featuring the vocals of Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, Foals’ Yannis Philippakis is more than a worthy contender in this cover. Taking the psych-funk and replacing it with some good old fashioned Foals-esque power, his voice heaves with a sudden weight that wasn’t in the song before. “Dropping another daffodil” has never sounded more urgent, but it’s a different side that we can definitely get down on. Noticeably missing one member for the live cut, the remaining four don’t seem fazed at all and turn the track into a spacey, rocked out version that sounds just so damn good.
Foals were in the country just a few weeks ago for Falls Festival and two sideshows (see photos for their Sydney show here), and their time was memorable to say the least. The band killed every single performance they did, and landed themselves in all three of our reviewers’ highlights for Falls. You can read that here and check out our track-by-track review of What Went Down here.
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