UK indie rockers Foals are returning to New Zealand to promote their two new records with a show at the Auckland Town Hall on July 12.

Following their last visit in 2013, the math-rock quartet will be playing in support of the Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1) album.

The record entered the UK charts at number two in March, with many critics tipping it as a contender for album of the year.

The band – Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – are scheduled to release Part 2 in September.


"They're two halves of the same locket," explains Philippakis. "They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally they are companion pieces."

The one-off gig will lead into the band's Australian tour during which they will perform as one of the headlining acts at the Splendour in the Grass festival from July 19 to July 21.

Foals have earned critical acclaim and fan devotion in equal measure, with highlights including Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Album at the NME Awards, 1.7 million album sales, and over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015.