KCRW's Apogee Sessions Featuring Foals Brings Festival Sized Power To An Intimate Space

by guestofaguest · December 3, 2015

KCRW's Apogee Sessions welcomed UK's indie rock group FOALS to the intimate showcase series held at the acclaimed Apogee Studio. The series consistently features some heavy hitters in the music scene and Monday night was no different. Delivering their high energy and voluminous sound to a packed audience of nearly 180 people, FOALS proved the capability to blow the roof right off squeezing their festival sized power into the small space. Giving audience goers a variety from their four albums, the band kicked off their Apogee set with the thunderous track "Inhale" packing a heavy distorted punch. The intensity remained high while revisiting the funkier track off their debut album "Olympic Airways" and later, with the more dreamier and haunting "Spanish Sahara" from their second album. Keep on reading...

Taking a break for an interview with KCRW's own Jason Bentley, the band opened up about their esteemed new album, the recording process in south France, and even their rockstar woes of being a bit hungover. Working with a different producer for each album, this time around the band discussed choosing James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco. Upon hitting the stage again, FOALS delved deeper into tracks from the new record being their noticeably loudest one to date. The band finished the night off with the title track "What Went Down", which proved the most explosive and heart pounding song of the evening. Having successfully brought down the house to the Apogee Session Monday night, it's no wonder these guys were awarded a Q Award for best live act. KCRW will be airing the session and interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, December 18th.

Text by Cassie Gaudet, image by Dustin Downing on behalf of KCRW.