Field Music Biography

Field Music are a band from Sunderland, England who formed in 2004. The band's core consists of brothers David and Peter Brewis (who at one time played drums for fellow Sunderland band The Futureheads), with Andrew Moore. Their line-ups have at times featured members of both Maximo Park and The Futureheads. Previous incarnations include The New Tellers and Electronic Eye Machine.

Field Music released their eponymous debut album in August 2005. A collection of B-sides and earlier songs, Write Your Own History, was released in May 2006. Their second album, Tones of Town, was released on January 22, 2007.

In an interview with BBC 6 Music in April 2007 the band claimed they were intending to split once the promotional engagements for Tones of Town were completed in June 2007.

We basically want to do things that aren't classed as 'Field Music indie band'. We're not going to be a band for a bit. But Field Music aren't going to be over because we've already got a bank account under the name, so we'll just continue as a company. It's time to go and do some real work.


Field Music has in fact confirmed that the band has not split. On their official website the band members address the issue and reassure fans as they are still a band, they simply wish it to be known that the band is a by-product of their existence, not their reason for it.

David Brewis released an album as School of Language in February 2008 through Memphis Industries (in the UK and Ireland) and Thrill Jockey Records (in the US and Europe), while Peter Brewis recorded an album under the name The Week That Was which was released on 18 August 2008, also with Memphis Industries.

In an interview with Stereogum in July 2009, the band confirmed that they had reunited (minus Andrew Moore) and were busy recording a third Field Music record. The album, titled 'Field Music (Measure)' is due to be released through Memphis Industries in early 2010.

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School Of Language announce new album and UK tour

'Old Fears' will be released on April 7

  • Jan 30, 2014

Field Music: 'The music industry would be pissed off if we won Barclaycard Mercury Prize'

Brewis brothers say it would 'probably be unfair' if they scooped gong

  • Oct 12, 2012

Field Music, Willy Mason, Cherry Ghost added to Live From Jodrell Bank – ticket details

Lianne La Havas will also support Elbow at Cheshire observatory on June 23

  • Apr 4, 2012

Field Music's Peter Brewis: 'I only earn five grand a year'

Brewis brothers open up about their lack of money…

  • Feb 20, 2012

Field Music stream new album 'Plumb' online before its release

Sunderland collective's new LP released next Monday (February 13)

  • Feb 9, 2012

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Field Music Reviews

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Field Music - 'Field Music Play…'

Field Music bring their brand of clever and excellent to other people's pop songs

  • Oct 12, 2012

Field Music - 'Who'll Pay The Bills?'

A weird little blip of a track

  • Jun 29, 2012

Field Music - 'A New Town'

An airless, mazy track

  • Feb 24, 2012

Field Music - 'Plumb'

An endlessly evolving collage, 'Abbey Road'-style

  • Feb 10, 2012

Field Music - 'A New Town'

Forged of solid pop gold at its core

  • Jan 11, 2012

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