Field Music is brit-rockin’ bros David & Peter Brewis. Their self-titled 2005 album is still one of my favorite albums from that side of the pond. Field Music is back to the heights of Tones Of Town and their self-titled debut with new album, Plumb.
It’s a pretty rich 15 song collection that glides along at a steady pace and still leaves ya wanting a little bit more. It would be great to see this band get the attention it deserves in the States. We shall see.
Courtesy Memphis Industries:
“Plumb digs into the age-old dichotomy between what is reflective or nostalgic and the disorienting immediacy of the outside world. Songs such as labyrinthine opener “Start the Day Right”, the chugging, minimalist just like everyone else and the all a cappella “How Many More Times?” Recall those early-morning/late-night moments where dreaming, memory and the present appear fused together. Elsewhere, “Who’ll Pay The Bills?”, “Is This The Picture? and especially “Choosing Sides”, mine a caustic seam of ambivalence towards whatever passes for aspiration and sincerity in our hyper-mediated and mock-hysterical times.
Whether the angle is personal or political, throughout the record there are allusions to the expectations and obligations we all amass. Can we live up to the expectations we had for ourselves when we had youth and naivety on our side? Can we be the people we’d like to be for the sake of our loved ones? When we feel so powerless, what’s worth fighting for and what’s worth fighting against?”