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

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 stretched like a nylon wire”, sings David Brewis over this airless, mazy track, in a nervy falsetto that sounds...

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

Brewis brothers open up about their lack of money…

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 to respond. “We can function independently from the music industry,” they blogged. “Partly due to geographical isolation and partly...

Field Music stream new album ‘Plumb’ online before its release

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

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 funk romp; delectably inventive but forged of solid pop gold at its core. Hamish MacBain

Field Music – ‘(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing’

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 fretting XTC shapes while incubating secret yacht rock fantasies. But most of all they’re sexy, in that rarefied “Imma close my eyes and...

Field Music – ‘(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing’

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”) with sandpaper-scratchy rough-and-ready guitars. Duncan Gillespie, writer

Field Music announce UK shows and ticket details

Plus band set for major festivals this summer

Field Music announce North American tour

Sunderland group set for March gig-run