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    22 Sep 2021

    We're sad to say that we played our final show with Edwin Congreave as a member of Foals at All Points East festival in London. It was a helluva way to go out…

    After 15 years of sweet music making & surfing the globe together he's decided to hang up his musical boots to pursue other avenues of life. We met at a cocktail bar one sultry night in Oxford as techno-obssesed drop outs & could never have guessed what we'd achieve & experience in the coming years. It's been a wild ride. We wish him all the best & thank him for everything, our friendship endures. 
    Onwards & upwards friends. We've been writing music as a three piece, which we cannot wait to share with you.

    Big love to Edwin.
    Yannis, Jimmy & Jack
    Foals forever.

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    I'd like to thank Yannis, Jimmy, Jack and Walter for inviting me into their nascent, spindly-legged band over fifteen years ago. They gave a directionless dropout a desperately needed sense of purpose and belonging. I hope it's not too melodramatic to say that Foals saved my life - really.  And I've been moved over the years by messages from fans saying that our music helped shine a path through their hard times too. That will stay with me my whole life. 

    So what's my new purpose? Next month I'm beginning a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge, and I hope in the next couple of years to join others in technical efforts to mitigate the imminent climate catastrophe. The future's not what it used to be, as a good friend once sang.

    Music is a balm and a light, and so I couldn't be prouder to have called myself a musician, and to have played a part in Foals' journey from indie delinquents to bona fide rock stars. I've heard the new album - it is of course brilliant. Looking forward to next year, I'm thrilled to once again be able to watch the UK's best live band from their best angle - that is, I mean, from the crowd. See you there.

    - Edwin 

    Photo credit: Sam Neill

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on September 22, 2021 - 10:00am

We're sad to say that we played our final show with Edwin Congreave as a member of Foals at All Points East festival in London. It was a helluva way to go out…

After 15 years of sweet music making & surfing the globe together he's decided to hang up his musical boots to pursue other avenues of life. We met at a cocktail bar one sultry night in Oxford as techno-obssesed drop outs & could never have guessed what we'd achieve & experience in the coming years. It's been a wild ride. We wish him all the best & thank him for everything, our friendship endures. 
Onwards & upwards friends. We've been writing music as a three piece, which we cannot wait to share with you.

Big love to Edwin.
Yannis, Jimmy & Jack
Foals forever.

* * * *

I'd like to thank Yannis, Jimmy, Jack and Walter for inviting me into their nascent, spindly-legged band over fifteen years ago. They gave a directionless dropout a desperately needed sense of purpose and belonging. I hope it's not too melodramatic to say that Foals saved my life - really.  And I've been moved over the years by messages from fans saying that our music helped shine a path through their hard times too. That will stay with me my whole life. 

So what's my new purpose? Next month I'm beginning a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge, and I hope in the next couple of years to join others in technical efforts to mitigate the imminent climate catastrophe. The future's not what it used to be, as a good friend once sang.

Music is a balm and a light, and so I couldn't be prouder to have called myself a musician, and to have played a part in Foals' journey from indie delinquents to bona fide rock stars. I've heard the new album - it is of course brilliant. Looking forward to next year, I'm thrilled to once again be able to watch the UK's best live band from their best angle - that is, I mean, from the crowd. See you there.

- Edwin 

Photo credit: Sam Neill

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