FIELD MUSIC PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “THE NOISY DAYS ARE OVER” WITH THR GUARDIAN
NEW ALBUM COMMONTIME RELEASED 5TH FEBRUARY 2016 ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
FIELD MUSIC TO TOUR FEBRUARY – MARCH 2016
Field Music have today premiered the video for “The Noisy Days Are Over” with The Guardian, who described it as an “awkwardly funky, sax-skewered song that laments the creeping comforts of middle age; a battle between adult responsibilities versus youthful recklessness.”
The single – currently sitting pretty on the BBC Radio 6 Music A list, and endorsed by Prince, no less – is a conversation between two friends struggling to say farewell to the bad old boozy days, when they really should “get to bed like everyone else”.
“The Noisy Days Are Over”
The star of the video is Graeme Hopper: friend of the band as well as musician, artist and DJ. “Grassi” (as he’s known locally) plays himself in the video, which was filmed by Andy Martin, the film-maker and photographer responsible for the stop-motion video for School of Language’s “Dress Up.”
“Andy and Graeme pulled off something visually stunning, as well as being very funny,” said Peter Brewis, who devised the concept for the film. “It’s a perfect commentary to the song and it works as a snapshot of our little cultural sphere in Sunderland in the same way the video for “You’re Not Supposed To” did 9 years ago.”
“The Noisy Days Are Over” is the lead single from their new record Commontime, set to be released 5th February 2016 via Memphis Industries.
Written and recorded in spontaneous bursts over six months in their Wearside studio, Commontime is built around the brothers playing and singing together again, but also features a wider array of players, including original Field Music keyboardist Andrew Moore, Peter’s wife Jennie Brewis and new member of the live band Liz Corney on vocals, plus a panoply of other players.
“We wanted to embrace being a duo and, perversely, that made us feel more comfortable about all of those conspicuous cameos” reveals David. Over the fourteen songs of Commontime, real life conversations are replayed, acquaintances come and go, hard won friendships are left to drift and diffuse snap shots of the everyday are pulled together into what must rank amongst Field Music’s best works to date.
Commontime is available to pre-order from the Memphis Industries online store on limited edition 2 x 180gram green vinyl + download code, CD, and download. The first 250 physical orders include an exclusive signed print. The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes now with an instant download of “The Noisy Days Are Over.”
Field Music Commontime tracklisting
The Noisy Days Are Over
But Not For You
I’m Glad Don’t You Want To Know What’s Wrong?
How Should I Know If You’ve Changed?
Trouble At The Lights
They Want You To Remember
It’s A Good Thing
The Morning Is Waiting
Indeed It Is
That’s Close Enough For Now
The Field Music live band expands to a five piece live with Peter and David alternating between lead vocals, drums, keyboards and guitar, ably abetted by Kev Dosdale (guitar, synths), Andrew Lowther (bass) and Liz Corney (keys and vocals).
Field Music live
22 Jan – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club – Caught By The River
25 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny
26 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny (SOLD OUT)
28 Feb – York, The Duchess
03 Mar – Cardiff, The Globe
04 Mar – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
05 Mar – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10 Mar – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 Mar – Manchester, Band on the Wall
13 Mar – Glasgow, CCA
18 Mar – London, Islington Assembly Hall
19 Mar – Southampton, Engine Rooms
20 Mar – Brighton, The Haunt