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8 August 2019

Black Bull

by Andrew MacGregor


Foals: “Black Bull” - 3 mins 05s

An angry bull wearing a necklace of flowers is still an angry bull, as shown by this refreshingly muscular Foals promo. As Yannis Philippakis and his bandmates deliver a potent rendition of ‘Black Bull', director Niall O'Brien duly runs with the track title.

Despite its livid reputation, the eponymous bull is actually shot in refined slow-motion, accentuating both its brawn and its unlikely joie de vivre. Needless to say, this is still one party animal you don't want to mess with.

The same could be said for frontman Philippakis, whose inhibitions disappear in a haze of sweat and fury. Deftly flitting between human and bovine aggression, O'Brien delivers a compelling (and humane) alternative to Pamplona's Running of the Bulls.


Film Production: Furlined Ⓟ Ⓦ
Prod Company's Agent: OB Management Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Niall O'Brien Ⓟ Ⓦ (Furlined Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Andrew Rawson
Executive Producer: Olly Chapman
Cinematographer: Paul Özgür
Production Designer: Krystal Donyes
VFX: Untold Studios Ⓟ Ⓦ

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