Progressive post-rockers FOES are excited to announce that they'll be releasing their debut album The Summit Lies Skyward on the 7th October 2016 via Basick Records. Pre-orders have launched to coincide with the announcement here: https://basickrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-summit-lies-skyward
The quartet have revealed their new single 'Young Sovereign', which was premiered on Alex Baker's Fresh Blood Show on Kerrang! Radio. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/basickrecords/young-sovereign/s-UHDYO
Of the album, the band comment:
"We couldn't be more proud that we're finally able to release this album. For us, it's the culmination of three years of hard work with FOES, and a year of solid writing. Every element of the record was created and considered with the mindset of making a debut we'd hope could stand the test of time. To then be able to take the finished product, and release it through one of our favourite UK labels is a huge privilege. We hope this album can mean as much to someone else as it does to us."
FOES recently announced a co-headline tour with We Never Learned To Live, the dates for which surround the band's appearances at ArcTanGent, Throwfest and Fort Fest.
Dates are as follows:
20.08 - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
21.08 - Cardiff, Throwfest
25.08 - Chester, Live Rooms*
26.08 - Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle*
27.08 - Basingstoke, Sanctuary*
28.08 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones*
29.08 - Bristol, Mothers Ruin*
03.09 - Bedfordshire, Fort Fest
*w/ We Never Learned To Live
FOES’ ability to make complex ideas accessible and create hooks out of the unexpected has been further refined on The Summit Lies Skyward. Big riffs and intelligent rhythmic arrangements are present but unimposing, providing an intricate base for the atmospheric backdrop and emotive vocals at the forefront. From the opening intricate guitar work in ‘The Choir Invisible’ to the metallic stomp on ‘Young Sovereign’ and the infectious chorus in ‘Sworn Host’, The Summit Lies Skyward has huge musical diversity, yet somehow FOES unify these extremes into a sound that is completely unique to themselves.
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