Field Music

Field Music
Field Music at The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London, UK. November, 2007.
Background information
OriginSunderland, England
GenresIndie rock, art rock, progressive pop
Years active2004–present
LabelsMemphis Industries
Associated actsSchool of Language
The Week That Was
The Futureheads
Maxïmo Park
You Tell Me
MembersDavid Brewis
Peter Brewis
Andrew Lowther (touring band)
Kev Dosdale (touring band)
Liz Corney (touring band)
Past membersAndrew Moore
Tom English (touring band)
Ian Black (touring band)

Field Music are an English rock band from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, that formed in 2004, particularly active in the Wearside region.[1] The band's core consists of brothers David Brewis and Peter Brewis, with Andrew Moore occasionally featured as keyboardist. Their line-up has at times featured members of both Maxïmo Park and The Futureheads.

Field Music have been called one of the few bands to outlast the indie guitar band explosion of the mid-2000s. Describing the band as "a truly artful proposition in the pseudo-filled landscape of contemporary Brit art-rock", music blog The Fantastic Hope puts this down in part to their "un-self-conscious anti-fashion stance", arguing that Field Music's "wayward pop from the fringes of academia is one of the most worthwhile ways in which rock//indie/guitar music/white pop/whatever might evolve".[2] Critics have compared their music to acts as diverse as Steely Dan, XTC, Prefab Sprout, Peter Gabriel, Scritti Politti, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren.[3] They have also been nominated for the Mercury Prize.[4]


Prior to Field Music, David Brewis was in the projects The New Tellers and Electronic Eye Machine. Several songs from these bands ended up as early Field Music recordings. His brother Peter Brewis at one time played drums for fellow Sunderland band The Futureheads.

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