Photo: Justine Trickett
Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has spoken out about progress on the band's new material, revealing that they may have some surprises in store for fans.
Speaking to Gigwise on the red carpet at the Fly Awards 2014, where Foals won Artist Of The Year, Yannis said that the band were considering where to go with the follow-up to 2013's Holy Fire.
"We're just turning the heat up in the oven a little bit," he said. "We haven't put the dish in, but we're like, pre-warming the oven."
He continued: "We might have some surprises coming out for fans, but they'll have to wait and see."
When asked where the band were planning to take their sound from here, Yannis replied: "We don't really think about it. I find it's kind of counterproductive to do that, but I'm pretty sure it will be different in some way.
"I think that's sort of the lifeblood of the band - for each track to vary a little and hold its own place on the album, but we'll see."
As well as being confirmed as headliners of this year's Parklife Weekender at Manchester's Heaton Park and Bestival on the Isle of Wight, they're currently touring the UK.
Foals UK & Ireland 2014 Tour Dates are:
Fri February 07 2014 - MANCHESTER Manchester Apollo
Sat February 08 2014 - MANCHESTER Manchester Apollo
Sun February 09 2014 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Tue February 11 2014 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed February 12 2014 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Fri February 14 2014 - LONDON Alexandra Palace
Sat February 15 2014 - LONDON Alexandra Palace
Below: Photos of Foals rocking Leeds Festival 2013