Wednesday 14 October 2015

Field Music - The Noisy Days Are Over

Article by KevW

Despite not having released a proper studio album since 2012, Field Music seem ever present on the music scene. They did soundtrack work earlier this year, and the last couple of years have seen the brothers Brewis busy with other projects: both toured as members of Slug, while Peter joined forces for an album with Maximo Park's Paul Smith and David has released another solo album as well as working on the solo debut by Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger. It's safe to say that writer's block has never been much of an issue.

At last, a new Field Music album, 'The Noisy Days Are Over', has been announced and will be out on Memphis Industries on February 5th. The first cut lifted from the record is opener and title-track, 'The Noisy Days Are Over', a song that sees the pair on typically fine form and, as usual, difficult to categorise. With a funky, Talking Heads style beat, sax breaks and even a hint of Malcolm McLaren's 'Buffalo Girls', this is something akin to an update of various new-wave sounds but still catches you off guard at times, such as the Beatles-esque strings that appear right before the end. This is a wonderful and cohesive hotch-potch of ideas that proves Field Music are nowhere near bereft of ideas yet.

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Feb 25 Newcastle, The Cluny
Feb 26 Newcastle, The Cluny
Feb 28 York, The Duchess
Mar 03 Cardiff, The Globe
Mar 04 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Mar 05 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Mar 10 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Mar 11 Manchester, Band on the Wall
Mar 13 Glasgow, CCA
Mar 18 London, Islington Assembly Hall
Mar 19 Southampton, Engine Rooms
Mar 20 Brighton, The Haunt

Mar 24, Washington DC, DC9
Mar 25, Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda's
Mar 26, New York, NY, Rough Trade
Mar 27, Boston, MA, Great Scott
Mar 29, Seattle, WA, Crocodile
Mar 30, Portland, OR, Doug Fir
Apr 01, San Francisco, CA, Independent

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