British rockers Foals breezed through St. Louis Sunday night during their Life is Yours tour to headline 105.7 The Point’s HoHo Show at The Pageant. They brought Inner Wave and Glove along with them on this cold December night.
The Foals‘ 90-minute set of older and newer synth-heavy jaunty material had the die-hard fans lining the rails and packing the floor moving and grooving throughout the night especially during “2001,” “My Number,” and “2am.”
The band was focused more on delivering their solid, atmospheric post-rock music than small talk however, at one point, frontman Yannis Philippakis said, “Thanks for coming out St. Louie. Good to see you.”
During the three-song encore and to everyone’s delight, Philippakis strode off stage and wove his way through the floor and the photo pit during “Inhaler” and drummer Jack Bevan tossed his guitar sticks into the crowd during the final number, “Two Steps, Twice.”
Their first time in St. Louis, L.A.-based quintet Inner Wave primed the crowd for Foals with their mix of psych-pop and synth rock that garnered several new fans by the end of their short 35-minute set. Amid the heavy fog and dimmed lights, Inner Wave transmitted a languid, lounge-like feel across the room with frontman Pablo Sotelo’s gentle, lilty vocals.
Glove opened the night at 7:30 p.m. With little to no front lights and rich pink and purple hues, this Tampa-based quartet brought their alt-rock/synthwave/industrial sound reminiscent of a deeply intense The Church one minute to something akin to a darker, distorted B-52s during the next song.
The main theme of this night showed how synth music is alive and well during this age and how different it can be — in all the best of ways.
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Foals setlist: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/foals/2022/the-pageant-st-louis-mo-43bf6f43.html
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