Get the measure of Field Music
Following a self-imposed three year hiatus Sunderland's Field Music are all set to return with a new 20 track double album entitled Field Music Measure on 15th February 2010. Powered, as ever, by brothers and co-front men Peter and David Brewis, Field Music's line up now includes Kev Dosdale (guitar and keys) and Ian Black (bass).
Field Music produced two sublime albums of concise intricate beauty; 2005's self titled album and 2007's Tones of Town. With a fiercely independent ethos which sees them run their own studio, produce, engineer and master their own albums, design their artwork and direct their own videos, the brothers, along with keyboard maestro (and now trainee chef) Andrew Moore, displayed a playful and refreshingly forward-thinking nature that won them many fans. However, having felt their multi-sided music being forced into a square-shaped indie band hole they decided to call time on band activities shortly after the release of well received Tones of Town album. Their last show as Field Music was in Leeds May 2007 with Deerhoof.
Field Music will be previewing more of the new songs at a handful of shows starting in Liverpool on 13 November and ending up at the Hoxton Bar and Grill on 7 Jan as follows:
13 Nov The Bumper, Liverpool
19 Nov The Deaf Institute, Manchester
21 Nov Captain's Rest, Glasgow
22 Nov Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
27 Nov The Cluny, Newcastle
28 Nov The Cluny, Newcastle
07 Jan Hoxton Bar & Grill, London