Foals’ gave soaring, beautiful melodies and instrumentation at House of Blues in support of acclaimed album Holy Fire.
Foals were in fine form Friday night as the band showcased songs from recent album Holy Fire. Ever since taking a left turn from debut album Antidotes’ angular and staccato rhythms, Foals have created increasingly mounting, diverse tracks worthy of larger venues, considering the group’s only other show in Dallas was supporting Cut Copy two years ago.
Foals’ show last Friday at House of Blues in Dallas, Texas provided a good mixture of the British band’s three albums. Though the crowd could have been much more responsive, Foals delivered a compelling mix of catchy, danceable tunes such as “My Number” or momentum-builders such as opener “Prelude.”
Singer and guitarist Yannis Philippakis’ chatting between songs was kept to a minimum, but bridged the gap by playing over the crowd barrier face to face with fans in the front row. It was not as extreme as Philippakis’ crowd surfing and dashing to the balcony like the last time they played Dallas, but created an important direct interaction with fans. Surf rockers Surfer Blood and first opener Blondefire’s music suited the pop sensibility of Foals, but it was clear everyone was there to see one of Britain’s best indie rock acts.