Field Music, Peter and David Brewis, recently released their sixth album “Open Here” via Memphis Industries on 2nd February 2018.
The two years since Commontime have been strange and turbulent. If you 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”.
Field Music have also announced a string of UK shows in 2018. The dates include a special show at the Barbican in London, and they’ve already played The Northern Stage in Newcastle with strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra.
Field Music 2018 Live Dates:
08 Mar – Brighton, Komedia
09 Mar – Bristol, The Lantern
10 Mar – Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Mar – Exeter, Phoenix
15 Mar – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
16 Mar – Manchester, Gorilla
17 Mar – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
22 Mar – Liverpool, Arts Club
23 Mar – Sheffield, Foundry
- 24 Mar – Norwich, The Waterfront
25 May – London, Barbican with the Open Here Orchestra
“Open Here” is available on transparent 180g vinyl, CD and cassette from www.field-music.co.uk. Also visit for more information, or to book tour tickets.