Foster The People: debut album details announced
aaamusic | On 11, May 2011
Foster The People have announced they will release their debut album ‘Torches’ on 27th June which will be preceded by second single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ on 20th June. The band, who recently played their debut UK shows – both of which sold out – at CAMP and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – have also announced a string of summer festival shows. After the Hoxton show, NME described them as “accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying: Foster The People are a fresh evolution of modern music” whilst the Sunday Times declared they were “a band with greatness absolutely within their grasp.”
The band recently completed their first, completely sold-out, North American tour and have announced a second run of dates this summer in which two dates in Los Angeles and New York sold-out in under an hour each. The band will also make their television debut on May 23rd on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! having made their festival debut at this year’s Coachella in which the LA Times explained that “Foster the People don’t even have a full-length album out yet, but it’s safe to say that the world has caught on” as the band played a mid-afternoon set to 8,000 people.
In the U.S “Pumped Up Kicks” recently featured on E! News and currently sits at #5 on the alternative radio charts. The track which debuted late last year on Nylon TV was soon featured by Blackbook and a year later has been streamed by over 3 million people!
The band will play the following UK festivals over the summer with more shows to be announced:
Thursday 12th May – The Great Escape @ The Haunt
Saturday 14th May – The Great Escape @ Coalition
Tuesday 17th May – London Kings College (headline show)
Sunday 26th June – Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage)
Saturday 16th July – Lovebox Festival
Sunday 17th July – Latitude Festival
Saturday 10th September – Bestival
Tickets for Foster The People’s headline show at Kings College can be purchased from www.gigsandtours.com or by calling 0844 811 0051 and are priced at £9.
Pumped Up Kicks
Call It What You Want
Don’t Stop (Colour On The Walls)
I Would Do Anything For You
Life On The Nickel