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Field Music premieres new music video, announces new tour dates

By May 14, 2010No Comments

Field Music photographed by Ian West

VIDEO: “Let’s Write a Book”

MP3: “Each Time is a New Time”

Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland, England’s Field Music recently returned with a new 20 track double album on February 16th, 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 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, Field Music (Measure) was released by Memphis Industries/Revolver on February 16th 2010.


14 May 2010 Walk The Line Festival, Den Haag, NL
20 May 2010 Liverpool Sound City, Masque Loft, Liverpool, GB
26 May 2010 Concorde 2, Brighton, GB
28 May 2010 Phoenix, Exeter, GB
29 May 2010 Dot to Dot Festival, GB
30 May 2010 Evolution Festival, Newcastle, GB
31 May 2010 Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester, GB
03 Jun 2010 The Musician, Leicester, GB
04 Jun 2010 Guildhall, Gloucester, GB
05 Jun 2010 Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, GB
15 Jun 2010 Richard Thompson’s Meltdown @ QEH, London, GB
26 Jun 2010 Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage), GB
27 Jun 2010 Glastonbury Festival (Queen’s Head Stage), GB
31 Jul 2010 Camp Bestival, GB
13 Aug 2010 Oya Festival, Norway
22 Aug 2010 Green Man Festival, Wales, GB
05 Sep 2010 Electric Picnic Festival,IE
08 Sep 2010 Cypress Avenue, Cork, IE
09 Sep 2010 Crawdaddy, Dublin, IE
10 Sep 2010 Open House Festival, Belfast, GB
22 Sep 2010 Great Scott, Allston, MA
23 Sep 2010 Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
24 Sep 2010 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
26 Sep 2010 Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC
29 Sep 2010 Emo’s, Austin, TX
01 Oct 2010 Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
02 Oct 2010 Billiken Club, St. Louis, MO
03 Oct 2010 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
10 Dec 2010 All Tomorrow’s Parties, GB

Field Music
Field Music (Measure)
(Memphis Industries / Revolver)
Street Date: Feb. 16, 2010

In The Mirror
Them That Do Nothing
Each Time is a New Time
Clear Water
Lights Up
All You’d Ever Need to Say
Let’s Write a Book
You and I
The Rest is Noise
Curves of the Needle
Choosing Numbers
The Wheels are in Place
First Come the Wish
Precious Plans
See You Later
Something Familiar
Share the Words
It’s About Time

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