Foals Work With Jono Ma on New Synth-Heavy Tracks

As keyboardist Edwin Congreave noted in December, Foals owe their Australian visit to more than just festival dates and spontaneous jam sessions. With an eye on their next record, the Oxford quintet arrived a few weeks before their scheduled Laneway shows to lap up the sunshine, write new material and record demos with Jono Ma (Lost Valentinos), brother of Foals visual collaborator Dave Ma. According to Edwin, who we interviewed with bassist Walter Gervers at Sydney Laneway yesterday, Jono’s expertise with electronics has lent a “strong synth element” to the “four or five” “really varied” tracks they’ve worked on so far. Check out the interview below…

You can catch Foals at their remaining Laneway dates in Adelaide and Perth.
Friday 11 FEBRUARY 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)

Saturday 12 FEBRUARY 2011 – PERTH
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge