FIELD MUSIC ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM OPEN HERE
LP RELEASED 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 VIA MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES; WATCH TRAILER VIDEO NOW
TOUR IN MARCH 2018 INCLUDES SPECIAL SHOW WITH ORCHESTRA AT THE BARBICAN, LONDON
Field Music, helmed by Peter and David Brewis, have just announced details of their sixth album Open Here. The brothers are just putting the finishing touches to the record, which is set to be released 2nd February 2018 on Memphis Industries.
Check out a snippet from the record here.
The two years since Commontime have been strange and turbulent. If you ever thought the world made some kind of sense, you may have questioned yourself a few times in the past two years. And that questioning, that erosion of faith – in people, in institutions, in shared experience – runs through every song on the new Field Music album.
The brother’s studio, on the banks of the river Wear, became a sanctuary away from everything political and personal, a cocoon of creativity. And conversely, making the album became an alternative way to connect to people, with a wide array of musicians invited to leave their mark, notably Sarah Hayes on flute and piccolo, Liz Corney on vocals, Pete Fraser on saxophone, Simon Dennis on trumpet and flugelhorn, a Cornshed Sisters choir and the regular string quartet of Ed Cross, Jo Montgomery, Chrissie Slater and Ele Leckie.
The result is a record that is bigger in scale, grander than anything they’ve done before. David Brewis explains, “where Commontime felt like a distillation of all of the elements that make up Field Music, this feels like an expansion; as if we’re pushing in every direction at once to see how far we can go”.
Open Here is available to pre-order on transparent 180g vinyl, CD and cassette from www.field-music.co.uk. Limited edition bundles including signed test pressings, tea towels and five postcard sets are available.
Field Music have also just announced a series of UK shows for 2018. The dates include special nights at the Barbican, London and The Northern Stage, Newcastle with strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra.
Field Music 2018 live dates
02 Feb – Newcastle, Northern Stage [TICKETS ON SALE 9 NOVEMBER] 03 Feb – Newcastle, Northern Stage – Matinee Show – [TICKETS ON SALE 9 NOVEMBER] 03 Feb 2018 – Newcastle, Northern Stage [TICKETS ON SALE 9 NOVEMBER] 08 Mar 2018 – Brighton, Komedia
09 Mar 2018 – Bristol, The Lantern
10 Mar 2018 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Mar 2018 – Exeter, Phoenix
15 Mar 2018 – Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
16 Mar 2018 – Manchester, Gorilla
17 Mar 2018 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
22 Mar 2018 – Liverpool, Arts Club
23 Mar 2018 – Sheffield, Foundry
24 Mar 2018 – Norwich, The Waterfront
25 May 2018 – London, Barbican with the Open Here Orchestra
Field Music have two shows left for 2017. Tickets are sold out or running low for both:
11 Nov 2017 – Manchester, Albert Hall, with British Sea Power, Dutch Uncles and Girl Ray
02 Dec 2017 – Leeds, Us Vs Them @ Brudenell with C Duncan, Dutch Uncles et al
Over thirteen years and six albums, Field Music have managed to carve a niche where all of these sounds can find a place; a place where pop music can be as voracious as it wants to be. Field Music will be touring as a seven piece with core live players Kev Dosdale (guitar), Andrew Lowther (bass), Liz Corney (vocals and keys) plus Damo Waters on percussion and Sarah Hayes on flute and keyboards.