[[caption-width-right:300:Foals L-R: Yannis, Walter, Jimmy, Jack, Edwin]]
'''Foals''' are an English AlternativeRock band from Oxford, known for their songs being used in the show ''Series/{{Skins}}'' and the game ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''.

Formed by Yannis Philippakis (vocals, guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar) Walter Gervers (bass) and Edwin Congreave (keyboard), they were founded in 2005 by former member Andrew Mears and had a really frenetic, Math Rock inspired sound. It remained that way until around 2010, when [[NewSoundAlbum ''Total Life Forever'']] came, showing a complete new direction in their music, much more Alternative guided (even Yannis' vocals were different). If this was good or bad, opinions diverge.

As of 2015, they have released four albums:
** ''Antidotes'' (2008)
** ''Total Life Forever'' (2010)
** ''Holy Fire'' (2013)
** ''What Went Down'' (2015)

!! Their music contains examples of:
* BreakUpSong: ''After Glow''.
** ''Inhaler'' also sounds like one.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: ''Inhaler'', in the chorus.
* DanceSensation: An apparent attempt at one is present at the end of the "Inhaler" music video.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Not only is ''The French Open'' sung partially in French, it's also the opening track to the ''Antidotes'' album.
* GratuitousFrench: Again, in ''The French Open''.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: The beginning of ''Blue Blood''.
* LongTitle: ''Look At My Furrows Of Worry'', ''Try This On Your Piano''.
* LyricalDissonance: In ''After Glow'':
--> ''Get out, and go and find everyone who cared for you''
--> ''They, won't be there to see you tomorrow''
--> ''Get out, don't forget everything you cared for''
--> ''For it, won't be nothing more tomorrow''
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Total Life Forever''.
** ''Holy Fire'' was even more different. It is hard not to notice how far they've come.
* WordSaladLyrics: Most of the songs from their Math Rock era.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Total Life Forever'' marked a change in sound and image; it was more mature than its predecessor ''Antidotes''. While the new direction disappointed some who were expecting another math rock album, the song "Spanish Sahara", which is about suicide, became extremely popular and helped bring in new fans. Cue ''Holy Fire'' and you have a video featuring a topless woman, and the incredibly NSFW/NSFL video for "Late Night" [[NightmareFuel has scenes of suicide, explicit sex and a rather graphic birth...]] oh, by the way, Yannis, the main singer, is bleeding at the end, and the actor who pretended to kill himself almost died for real.