Foals will not be including their fan favourite singles on their debut album.
Hummer and Mathletics have been ommitted from Antidotes, due out in March. The band have defended the decision by saying that the songs had already been released, so there was no point in releasing them again. Frontman Yannis Philippakis continued by saying:
“We took a lot of care over the way the album was sequenced and we just thought, ‘Fuck it, let’s do the 11 tracks we want to. With a few albums, you’ve already heard a lot of the songs on there. We didn’t want an album where some of the tracks aren’t as good as others. If people want to kill us, they should take solace in the fact that there will be a Japanese version of the album with a separate disc of extra tracks including the singles. But hopefully they won’t want to kill us.”