The release date comes on the back of news that the guys will play a one-off Big Day Out sideshow at the Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 23 January.
The album will be their first in three years, after 2010's acclaimed and Mercury Prize nominated Total Life Forever. The band has promised a more "dirtier, swampier and booty-shaking" sound on Holy Fire. It was recorded by production duo Flood & Moulder, who have previously worked with Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers.
Foals Tour Dates:
Friday 18 January - BDO, Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 20 January - BDO, Parklands, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 23 January - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25 January - BDO, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 26 January - BDO, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 28 January - BDO, Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, WA
This week's new sets include tunes from locals Little May (our Album Of The Week), Art Vs Science, Dan Kelly and Boy & Bear, plus releases from Tom Jones, The Decembrists and Mayday Parade.