All "Field Music" stories

Return to Story

Field Music – “Casting Out Pts 2 And 3″

For Record Store Day this year, Field Music will put out their fifth full-length album, an entirely instrumental recording that’s meant to act as the score to the 1929 silent documentary Drifters. It’s a discursion for the British band, who have mainly stuck to a solid string of wiry, melodic post-punk for their past releases. More »

By: James Rettig / April 14, 2015 - 11:31 am

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis – “Exiting Hyde Park Towers”

Paul Smith and Peter Brewis are best known for their bands Maxïmo Park and Field Music, respectively, but this year they’ve collaborated on a very different-sounding project. The new album Frozen By Sight pairs lyrics based on Smith’s travel writing with lovely chamber arrangements by Brewis. Below you can listen to the elegant “Exiting Hyde… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 22, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis – “Barcelona (At Eye Level)”

It’s been two years since the last Field Music album, but the Brewis brothers have kept busy — David released a new album under his side project School Of Language earlier this year and now Peter has announced a new album with Maximo Park’s Paul Smith. The album is called Frozen By Sight and Brewi… More »

By: James Rettig / August 14, 2014 - 9:23 am

School Of Language – “Dress Up” Video

School Of Language, the solo side project of Field Music member David Brewis, is about to drop the new album Old Fears, and director Andy Martin’s video for the stiff and disco-flavored single “Dress Up” does fascinating things with it. Martin uses still photos of Brewis, animated together like a flip book, to make it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Stream School Of Language Old Fears

David Brewis is part of the permanently nervous UK indie-pop crew Field Music, and next week, he’ll release Old Fears, his second solo side-project album under the name School Of Language. Early tracks “Between The Suburbs” and “Dress Up” had plenty of that Field Music wound-tightness, but they also had more disco-funk influence than I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 10:56 am

School Of Language – “Dress Up”

David Brewis, a member of the twitchy British indie-pop group Field Music, also holds down the solo side project School Of Language, and he’ll drop his sophomore album Old Fears next month. We’ve already posted first single “Between The Suburbs” and a stream of the accompanying EP More Fears, and now Brewis has shared “Dre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 10:16 am

Stream School Of Language More Fears EP

David Brewis, of the nervy British indie-pop group Field Music, is also the man behind the solo side project School Of Language. He’ll be releasing the second School Of Language album Old Fears later this spring, and we’ve already posted first single “Between The Suburbs.” Certain copies of the album will also come with a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014 - 9:51 am

School Of Language – “Between The Suburbs”

David Brewis is a member of the twitchy British indie-pop group Field Music, but when that band took a bit of a break a few years ago, he took on the name School Of Language and went solo on the 2008 album Sea From Shore. Field Music haven’t been too busy since their 2012 album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 11:43 am

Dutch Uncles – “Nometo (Field Music Remix)”

When Sunderland brothers Field Music take on a song from the Marple time-signature warpers Dutch Uncles, you’re looking at a collision of two distinct forms of arch British twitchiness. So it’s almost a surprise to hear that Field Music’s remix of Dutch Uncles’ track “Nometo” is so assured and fluid. The track leaps around a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Field Music – “Rent” & “Heart”

On Record Store Day, nervy British post-punkers Field Music will release Actually, Nearly, their 7″ tribute to arch synthpoppers Pet Shop Boys. On that single, they cover both “Heart” and “Rent,” and the both versions do a remarkably strong job translating the song’s dynamics to Field Music’s live-band setup. Stream their version of “Rent” at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Hear Cass McCombs, Field Music Cover Leonard Cohen

A few days ago, we posted Bill Callahan’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne” from the forthcoming Leonard Cohen covers compilation UK music mag MOJO is putting together to celebrate Cohen’s new album, Old Ideas. Today, we have two more tracks from that collection, a Cass McCombs cover of “Teachers” and Field Music’s cover… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 9, 2012 - 10:31 am

Stream Field Music Plumb

UK duo Field Music are soon to release Plumb, their newest LP of jumbled, jagged indie-pop, and we’ve already posted the early tracks “(I Keep Thinking About A) New Thing” and “A New Town.” And right now, the whole 15-song, 36-minute album is streaming at NPR. Click here to hear it.

Plumb i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012 - 10:47 am

Field Music – “A New Town”

The wiry, nervy UK indie-pop duo Field Music will soon release their new album Plumb. Following “(I Keep Thinking About A) New Thing,” they’ve now made public a second song from the album. This one is called “A New Town,” and it marries freaked-out falsettos to a truly jittery bassline. Grab it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Progress Report: Field Music

Name: Field Music
Progress Report: David Brewis discusses the making of Field Music’s forthcoming 2012 release, Plumb.

As far as I’m concerned, Field Music (a.k.a. Sunderland, England, siblings Peter and David Brewis) is arguably one of the most criminally underrated bands in the world. Like a hybrid of every great 120 Minutes-era… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / November 21, 2011 - 11:43 am

Field Music – “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing”

The wiry British jitter-pop duo Field Music have a new album called Plumb dropping early next year, and they’ve shared a track from the LP with the world. It’s called “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing,” and it’s the sort of tightly wound, falsetto-flecked, XTC-damaged stuff that the group used to build its name. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2011 - 10:02 am

Photos From ATP Bowlie 2 Curated By Belle & Sebastian

The Belle & Sebastian-curated ATP Bowlie 2 took place earlier this week (December 10-12) at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. (In 1999 B&S curated The Bowlie Weekender, which ultimately became All Tomorrow’s Parties, hence the “2”.) The event featured 40 bands picked by the Scottish pop ensemble and, according to photographer Elena Morelli, a bunch of… More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Field Music – “Let’s Write A Book” Video

“Let’s Write A Book” is a sparse song, mostly rhythm (though, it’s a great rhythm) and Peter and David Brewis’s harmonies. The accompanying video is more chaotic than anything they’d make, with clipped art, found video, and stop-motion animation competing for screen time. Field Music appear in the video as well, though in black and… More »

By: jessica / May 11, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Field Music – “Each Time Is A New Time”

We’ve already brought you a song and a video from Field Music’s Measure, and both showed off Peter and David Brewis’ formal, fastidious songwriting. We may never really hear the effects of David’s Black Crowes love (plus, a full-on turn to Southern-fried rock would be really bizarre). But “Each Time Is A New Time” ha… More »

By: jessica / February 17, 2010 - 9:57 am

New Field Music Video – “Them That Do Nothing”

It’s worth harping on the fact that when Field Music stopped through for a Progress Report regarding their anticipated third album Measure, David Brewis said he’d been “rediscovering [his] teenage love of the Black Crowes’ third album.” Nice symmetry there. In this video for the collection’s second track “Them That Do Nothing” they don’t especially… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2009 - 9:16 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm
1 2