"It’s more of a rock record with a capital ‘R’..."

Foals have explained that their new album will be "heavier" and have "more guitars".

The band released their wonderful album 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part One' earlier in the year, a vibrant, electronic-leaning selection.

As the title suggests a follow up is due, with the second half of the project set to land later this year.

Playing Radio 1's Big Weekend a few days ago, frontman Yannis Philippakis took time out to chat to NME.

He said: “There’s a 10-minute awesome space jam – like a Stanley Kubrick prog epic – and then there’s just some big riffs all over the record. It’s quite different from the first part, which we felt was more dance-y and more new wave.”

Yannis added: “It’s more of a rock record with a capital ‘R’ – maybe two ‘R’s...”

“Part 2 is basically finished,” said the frontman. “There’s a couple of mix tweaks to do, but it’s all there. We’re just really excited for people to hear that ‘cause I think it’s gonna show a different side to the project, if not the band. It’s quite different from Part 1.”

Related: Life To Live Again - How Foals Became Their Own Saviours

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