Field Music - 'Field Music Play…'

Field Music - 'Field Music Play…'

Sunderland duo Field Music are, very slowly and without anyone really noticing, becoming national treasures. The Brewis brothers, you see, are the actual nicest men in rock (whevs, Grohl), and have built a following by writing consistently...

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

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

The brothers Brewis may peddle a line in geek chic that’s just a tad too ‘library’ to ever be fashionable, but thank God for that. ‘Who’ll Pay The Bills?’ is a delightfully small-town kind of wonky that dabbles in XTC oddities, then...

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Field Music - 'A New Town'

Field Music - 'A New Town'

For millennia, funk has been the preserve of vexed-looking men who sound in dire need of shooting their loads post-haste, but Field Music tap into the genre’s potential to convey moral — as opposed to sexual — anxiety. “ My body’s...

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Field Music - 'Plumb'

Field Music - 'Plumb'

Towards the tail end of last year, having read a piece in The Guardian about the modern trend for hyped indie bands’ popularity to nosedive after the initial bout of attention has faded ( Glasvegas , MGMT , Klaxons ), Field Music were moved...

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Field Music - 'A New Town'

Field Music - 'A New Town'

Another taster from new album ‘Plumb’, which is out in February and, if there’s any justice at all, could very well be this year’s ‘The English Riviera’. Its melodica-led beginnings soon evolve into an XTC-ish, falsetto-infused white...

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Field Music - '(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing'

Field Music - '(I Keep Thinking About) A New...

They’re clever chaps, those brothers from Field Music . “ I don’t want to simplify it, eloquence is overrated ”, sings David Brewis in his urbane, mannered falsetto. They’re fastidious fellows as well, all pointy elbows as they pull...

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Field Music - '(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing'

Field Music - '(I Keep Thinking About) A New...

Forever sneaking up on indie-pop from unexpected angles, this superb new effort from the Brewis brothers roughs up Steely Dan muso-dom (seriously, there’s woodblocks) and Sparksian falsetto musings (“ I jumped in the fire and burned my feet...

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Field Music

Field Music

Tambourines, strings and straining falsettos – do tales about your missus leaving you get any prettier than this hunk of lonesome pop? Not in our books. It’s a short, soft blast of countrified perfection and the flipside – if it’s possible...

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