Foals’ Yannis Philippakis: Midnight Chats – Episode 64

A new series begins with hot talk about greek monks and Nils Frahm's Facebook page

The last time you heard from Midnight Chats it was late November 2018. Remember that? Those days when there was deadlock over Brexit. It’s all change now!

We’ve used the rubbish months of January and February to record a stack of podcasts for a brand new series of Midnight Chats which starts right here. There will be a new episode every Thursday at midnight for the next 10 weeks or so.

And what a way to begin. From playing to 30 people in a mucky basement lit by a single lightbulb in a squat in Elephant & Castle to headlining the Main Stage at Reading Festival it’s been quite a decade for Foals. But this is a new era for the band. Since 2015 album ‘What Went Down’ bassist Walter Gervers has departed and they found themselves self-producing not one but two new albums, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’. Part 1 is out on 8 March.

Frontman Yannis Philippakis is excited about that, but also keen to talk about Russian holidaymakers wielding fireworks, a trip to stay with some greek monks and debate which social media platform is the most naff. That, and much more.

It’s lovely to be back.