‘Rip Up The Road’ is a new documentary and concert film capturing a very specific snapshot of one of our generation’s most beloved and progressive bands, Foals. Filmed over a 12-month period as the band embarked upon a world tour, the film, exclusive to Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, hones in on two career highlight shows at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The film’s trailer launched today along with the release of an accompanying ‘Rip Up The Road’ live EP - available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music as a part of their ongoing Amazon Originals series.
The tracks are: 'Black Bull', 'Sunday', 'My Number' and 'What Went Down'.
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sPyL7YhFl0
The film will arrive on Prime Video on Friday November 15th, with its premiere taking place at the Rio Cinema, Dalston on Monday November 11th as part of the Doc’n Roll Film Festival, with band members and director / Transgressive co-founder Toby L in attendance for a Q&A.
Further information on this event - as well as limited tickets - can be found at DICE.
In 2017, following four Gold-selling records and ten years of non-stop touring, the acclaimed Oxford quintet found themselves at a critical juncture. Founder member and bassist Walter Gervers decided to leave, and the process to create a new album involved the band ditching big-name producers and plush studio environments in order to create with minimal interference. With singer/guitarist Yannis Philippakis taking the production helm for the first time, not only was a fifth record created, but so was their sixth - combining to form their most ambitious and socially conscious project to date, a two-part album, 2019’s critically acclaimed ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’.
The raw and intimate ‘Rip Up The Road’ captures a group of friends whose regeneration has led to their most challenging yet creative era yet, as they set sail once more against a relentless schedule. It follows Foals throughout their 2019 World Tour, spanning North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, as well as the British summer festival season. The result is a documentary that explores the role of bands in our current climate, the extremes of euphoria and isolation linked to touring, and what it takes to retain hunger and inspiration in an often unforgiving industry.
Interspersed throughout is vital new footage of the band performing live, mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (U2, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin), who also mixed the Amazon Original Live EP.
The documentary is directed by Transgressive Records co-founder and band associate Toby L and edited by Jerry Chater (Radiohead - ‘Meeting People Is Easy’) and Alex Townley.
The track-listing for 'Rip Up The Road - Live From Alexandra Palace' is as follows: 1) ‘Black Bull’ 2) ‘Sunday’ 3) ‘My Number’ 4) ‘What Went Down’
The production credits for 'Rip Up The Road' are as follows:
Warner Records Presents
An Up The Game Production
In Association with Q Prime
An Amazon Music Original
RIP UP THE ROAD
Music: Foals / Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Edwin Congreave and Jack Bevan
Director of Photography: Sebastian Cort
2nd Unit Director: Kit Monteith
Editors: Jerry Chater and Alex Townley
Live Editor: Simon Lane
Live Mixes by Alan Moulder
Producer: Josh Connolly
Executive Producers: Josh Connolly, Kenny Cavey, Toby L, Tim Dellow and Chris Koegen
Directed by Toby L