FIELD MUSIC SHARE “DISAPPOINTED” VIDEO VIA NOISEY
BIGGEST-EVER HEADLINE SHOWS CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER
Field Music have unveiled a brand new video for “Disappointed,” their latest single and a mainstay of BBC Radio 6 Music’s A List in recent weeks. It was partly inspired the bullet time technique used in Ryoichiro Debuchi’s early 1980s films.
“Disappointed” (Ewan Pearson remix)
“We filmed these bullet time sequences on a freezing January day in the sports hall of the Sans Street Youth and Community Centre (thanks to them!), which is in the East End of Sunderland,” says director Andy Martin.“Pete and Dave (Brewis) used to play football there when they were younger, and I think their Mum used to work there.”
Noisey, who premiered the video, described the visuals as “weirdly cheery” and had this to say of parent album Commontime: “it’s jazzy, elegant, and sounds kind of like painful sunshine. It’s marvelous.”
Commontime, then. Perhaps Field Music’s most celebrated album thus far and definitely the first of theirs to crack the top 40. After their triumphant UK tour culminated in a sold out show at Islington Assembly Hall on Friday night, the Sunderland duo are now looking towards their biggest headline shows to date, including a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October.
Field Music live
22 Oct – Sage, Gateshead
26 Oct – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
29 Oct – Ritz, Manchester
“A triumph” **** Q
“Their best album yet… delightful” **** Mojo
“Idiosyncratic chamber pop.. recalls XTC, The Kinks and the Canterbury scene” 8/10 Uncut
“To those in the know, Field Music are one of the country’s most cherished alternative bands, and this album only serves to make that case stronger“ The Guardian
No one else really does what Field Music do: the interweaving vocals, the rhythmic gear changes, the slightly off-chords, but with the sensibility that keeps them within touching distance of pop music. And on Commntime, Field Music show off their unashamed love of choruses in a way they’ve only hinted at before.
Written and recorded in spontaneous bursts over six months in their Wearside studio, Commontime is built around Peter and David Brewis 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.
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).
“The Noisy Days Are Over” video
Commontime full album stream (via The Guardian)