Edwin Congreave's cultural highs

Welcome to the second of ClashMusic.com’s expanded take on our magazine brother’s Culture Clash feature, giving readers an insight into what makes their favourite acts tick.

Last time: Simian Mobile Disco. This time: Edwin Congreave from Oxford five-piece Foals lists his cultural faves.

The band – whose debut album ‘Antidotes’ is, in this writer’s opinion, one of the best of the year – release a new single next week. Pick up ‘Olympic Airwaves’ on October 6, released via Transgressive. Watch the video on ClashMusic.com by clicking HERE.


Wall-E was pretty great, wasn't it.


Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.


‘Limbo, Panto’ by Wild Beasts.


‘African Challenge’ by Zoot Simms.

Television show/series

The Wire… Wow, I’m so unique and interesting.


The ‘Hadrian: Empire and Conquest’ exhibition, at the British Museum.

"Wow, I’m so unique and interesting..."

Holiday destination

The Isle of Skye.

Gig venue

The Cross Kings in King’s Cross, London.

Live band/DJ


Catch Foals live – with ace support across their tour from Wild Beasts, Holy Fuck, Dananananaykroyd and Maps & Atlases – as follows (search for tickets on ClashMusic.com HERE)…


2 Hull University

3 Liverpool Academy

4 Aberdeen Music Hall

5 Glasgow Barrowlands

7 Newcastle Academy

8 Manchester Academy

9 Leeds Academy

10 Lincoln Engine Shed

12 Southampton Guildhall

13 Bristol Academy

14 Birmingham Academy

16 London Brixton Academy


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