PICS: Foals at the Observatory North Park

'Everything not saved will be lost': U.K. alt-rock group Foals left it all on the floor at the Observatory North Park recently.

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The beloved U.K. alt-rock group finally made their long-awaited return to San Diego on March 23 after three years away.
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The group is currently comprised of vocalist/guitarist Yannis Philippakis (pictured crowd-surfing), drummer Jack Bevan, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and keyboardist Edwin Congreave.
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Foals spent the better part of the last two years working on two albums -- "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1" and "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2."
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Part 1 released on March 8, while part 2 is scheduled for release this September. (Smith pictured)
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The last time they played San Diego, they also performed at the Observatory North Park in 2016, and at SOMA for 91x's Lump of Coal holiday mini-fest in December of 2015. (Touring bassist Jeremy Pritchard pictured)
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The group originally hails from Oxford, England, and formed in 2005. Band members have cited minimal techno, Arthur Russell, Krautrock, and Talking Heads as their main sources of inspiration. (Touring percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Kit Monteith pictured)
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They're currently signed to Warner Bros. Records and have released four other studio albums in addition to "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1" over the years. (Philippakis pictured)
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Those albums are 2008's "Antidotes," 2010's "Total Life Forever," 2013's "Holy Fire," and 2015's "What Went Down." (Bevan pictured)
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Foals has rocked some of the biggest festivals on the planet -- including Coachella, Glastonbury and Roskilde. (Philippakis pictured)
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They've also been nominated and won a number of awards around the world -- including three NME Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2016, respectively.
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Foals have also become legendary for their incendiary live performances. Philippakis is known for jumping off balconies and crowd surfing (as you can see) -- the group even won the Q Award for Best Live Act in 2013.
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During their March 23 show, the band performed "On the Luna," "Mountain at My Gates," "In Degrees," "Olympic Airways"...
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Followed by "My Number," "Black Gold," "Spanish Sahara," "Syrups," "Providence," "Sunday"... (Smith pictured)
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Along with "Red Socks Pugie," "Late Night," "Exits," and "Inhaler." (Philippakis pictured)
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Their two-song encore consisted of "What Went Down" and "Two Steps, Twice." Please don't make us wait three more years until the next show, fellas!
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