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Song in My Heart Trivia Quiz


Specifically, it's a song by Foals. I was given the letter F in the Musician Roulette challenge and saw these guys at the Reading Festival many years ago, so decided to write a quiz about them.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
399,449
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which English city, known for its university, do Foals come from? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. How did Foals get their name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Foals released their second single 'Hummer' in 2007. In which TV programme aimed at teens did it appear? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Foals released their debut album 'Antidotes' in 2008. What was the first single released from it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which musician and producer, who is also a member of TV on the Radio, produced 'Antidotes'? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Foals began recording their second album, 'Total Life Forever', in 2009. Which track from the album was released as a limited edition single in the UK on 17th April 2010? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. True or false: Foals' third album, 'Holy Fire', featured the use of bones as instruments.


Question 8 of 10
8. Which single from 'Holy Fire' won the Best Track Award at the 'NME' Awards in 2013? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Foals were originally a quintet, but became a quartet when one of the members left in 2017. Which band member was this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Foals released their fifth and sixth albums in 2019. Both albums were two halves of a project, with the first half being released in March and the second in October. What is the name of both albums? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which English city, known for its university, do Foals come from?

Answer: Oxford

Foals were formed in Oxford in 2005, from the remnants of local bands The Edmund Fitzgerald (singer Yannis Philippakis and drummer Jack Bevan) and Face Meets Grill (guitarist Jimmy Smith and bassist Walter Gervers). Gervers and Smith attended the Abingdon School, the same school where all five members of Radiohead met. Philippakis was a student at Oxford University, but dropped out when Foals were signed. Keyboardist Edwin Congreave was the last to join.
2. How did Foals get their name?

Answer: From a comment by one of Yannis Philippakis' friends

According to an interview between Philippakis and local radio station Soma FM, the band were inspired by a comment his friend made. He said, "Our friend came up with it and he's from Oxford. We were all friends before we played music together and we used to prat around and get in trouble back home. So he described us like a bunch of foals, like stinky, smelly, and, you know..." In another interview, Philippakis said that his father pointed out how appropriate the band's name was,, as Philippakis' name is Greek for 'little friend of horses'.
3. Foals released their second single 'Hummer' in 2007. In which TV programme aimed at teens did it appear?

Answer: Skins

Set in Bristol, 'Skins' was very much a product of the '00s, being about cool yet dysfunctional teenagers who held large parties, often advertised over MySpace (a phenomenon which carried over into real life). 'Hummer' featured on the soundtrack of the first season, and was the first Foals single to feature Yannis Philippakis on lead vocals. Former frontman and founding member Andrew Meats sang on their debut single, 'Try This on Your Piano/Look At My Furrows of Worry', but left to focus on his main band, Youthmovies.
4. Foals released their debut album 'Antidotes' in 2008. What was the first single released from it?

Answer: Balloons

'Antidotes' was released in the UK in March 2008, where it peaked at Number Three on the UK Album Chart, and in the US a month later. 'Balloons' was released near the end of 2007, initially as a digital download on 9th December, and then on CD and vinyl the next day. Artist Christopher 'Tinhead' Wright, who designed the cover of 'Antidotes', is shown painting on a wall in the video.

The other answers are all singles from the album.
5. Which musician and producer, who is also a member of TV on the Radio, produced 'Antidotes'?

Answer: Dave Sitek

TV on the Radio are a New York-based post-punk band. Dave Sitek, their guitarist and keyboardist, produced 'Antidotes', which was recorded in Brooklyn. Sitek has also worked with fellow New York natives the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as Liars, Weezer and Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye.

The band praised Sitek for his hands-off approach, stating that he 'added depth', but also remixed the album in London as they felt he made them sound like they were in the Grand Canyon!
6. Foals began recording their second album, 'Total Life Forever', in 2009. Which track from the album was released as a limited edition single in the UK on 17th April 2010?

Answer: Spanish Sahara

Zane Lowe played 'Spanish Sahara' on his show on Radio 1 on 1st March 2010, and the band posted the video for the song on their website. A limited edition 7" version was released to celebrate National Record Store Day, with 1000 copies being printed and sold through independent record shops. Rather than being about the actual territory of the Spanish Sahara, Philippakis stated that the song was inspired by the myth of the Furies (avenging angel-like monsters with the heads of dogs and bat wings) from his native Greece.

The song peaked at Number 148 on the UK Singles Chart. Many of the songs on 'Total Life Forever' were inspired by futurology, a type of philosophy concerning the study of possible futures.
7. True or false: Foals' third album, 'Holy Fire', featured the use of bones as instruments.

Answer: True

Believe it or not, this is true! The band wanted to give their third album a more 'primal' sound, so they paid a visit to a butcher's shop on Willesden High Street in London, citing voodoo as an inspiration. They bought cow and sheep bones and boiled the flesh off them, so that they could use the bones as percussion instruments.

However, the result was disappointing; Yannis Philippakis said the bones sounded like 'two paintbrushes clinking together'. The album also used samples of bees and swamps.
8. Which single from 'Holy Fire' won the Best Track Award at the 'NME' Awards in 2013?

Answer: Inhaler

'Inhaler' - which, incidentally, is my favourite song by Foals - was released on 5th November 2012, and was the first single by the band to chart on an American singles chart, reaching Number 20 on the 'Billboard' Alternative Songs Chart and 29 on the 'Billboard' Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.

In the UK, it peaked at Number 110, but its low chart placing was compensated for by the song winning the Best Track of 2012 Award at the 'NME' Awards the following year. The video for the song was also exclusively premiered on the 'NME' website.
9. Foals were originally a quintet, but became a quartet when one of the members left in 2017. Which band member was this?

Answer: Walter Gervers

Foals released their fourth album, 'What Went Down', on 28th August 2015. Plans were made to start work on their fifth album in 2017. However, the band announced in 2018 that Walter Gervers would be leaving, with the band continuing as a quartet. The split was amicable, with the band posting a statement on their Twitter feed saying that they wished him well and 'he will ALWAYS be our brother'. Jeremy Pritchard, bassist of Manchester band Everything Everything, played with Foals as a touring bassist after Gervers' departure.
10. Foals released their fifth and sixth albums in 2019. Both albums were two halves of a project, with the first half being released in March and the second in October. What is the name of both albums?

Answer: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Or, to be more exact, 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1' and 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2'. Although both albums are part of a two-piece project, they are considered to be separate albums. The title comes from a 'Quit Screen' message on the Nintendo Wii. Ecuadorian photographer Vicente Muņoz took the photo for the 'Part 1' artwork, using infra-red film, while 'National Geographic' photographer Maggie Steber took the photograph on the 'Part 2' cover, of a cross covered in flowers. ('A Fever Dream' and 'Man Alive" are albums by Manchester band Everything Everything.)
Source: Author Kankurette

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