Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland, England’s Field Music are all set to return with a new 20 track double album on 16th February 2010. Powered, as ever, by brothers and co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis, Field Music’s line up now includes Kev Dosdale (guitar and keys) and Ian Black (bass).
Field Music will shortly be previewing more of the new songs at a handful of shows including one in Brooklyn and one in Chicago.
Field Music released two acclaimed albums of unpretentious intricate beauty; 2006’s self titled debut and 2007’s Tones of Town both released on Memphis Industries/Revolver. Shortly after the release of the Tones of Town album Peter and David called time on the band playing their last show with Deerhoof in Leeds in May
The brothers sited the stifling “indie band” format as the main reason for putting “Field Music as a band” on hiatus and subsequently started working separately, but with a renewed vigour at their 8 Music studio.
2008 saw the release of two solo albums – David’s guitar heavy Sea From Shore album under the moniker School of Language and Peter’s highly acclaimed murder mystery themed Linn Drum, Fairlight and
marimba affair, The Week That Was.
After lugging their marimba around the world for a year as The Week That Was the brothers started writing and recording together in early 2009 with the intention of releasing the results under the name Field Music. The new record, slated to be a 20 track double album, will be released by Memphis Industries/Revolver on February 16th 2010.
3 Dec 2009 The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York
5 Dec 2009 The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois
(Memphis Industries / Revolver)
Street Date: Feb. 16, 2010
In The Mirror
Them That Do Nothing
Each Time is a New Time
All You’d Ever Need to Say
Let’s Write a Book
You and I
The Rest is Noise
Curves of the Needle
The Wheels are in Place
First Come the Wish
See You Later
Share the Words
It’s About Time
FIELD MUSIC LINKS:
Artist Page – www.field-music.co.uk
Label Page – www.memphis-industries.com/home.html
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/fieldmusic