Foals Slam Johnny Rotten At Latitude

Oxford indie rockers pull in a large crowd on the main stage

Trending Now

Oxford indie rockers Foals performed in Latitude’s Obelisk Arena this afternoon (July 20), pulling in a large crowd.

The band, who released their debut album “Antidotes” earlier this year took the chance to criticise Sex PistolsJohn Lydon from the stage.

Before their biggest hit, ”Cassius”, two songs in, frontman Yannis Philippakis told the crowd: “We were in Spain yesterday and we got in a fight with Johnny Rotten, I got handcuffed. This song is dedicated to Johnny Rotten and his meathead friends.”

As well as performing their singles “Balloons” and “Red Sox Pugie”, Foals performed tracks from their debut including “Heavy Water”, “The French Open” and “Two Steps Twice”.

The five-piece closed their set with “Electric Bloom”, which ended with a distorted and echoed scream from Philipakkis.

Advertisement

Latest Issue

Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Altın Gün, Sly Stone, Grateful Dead, The Jam, Will Sergeant, Rodney Crowell, Sparks, Rodrigo Amarante, Lump, Jakob Dylan and PJ Harvey
Advertisement

Features

The Grateful Dead revisit the year that changed everything: “We were just coming alive”

1971 was a momentous year for the band – involving landmark shows, bizarre ESP experiments, French Acid Tests, new faces and emotional farewells. Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and other eyewitnesses share tales from this journey
Advertisement