This beautiful straight up pop tune, described as a love story lost in a fog of mismatched expectations. With David Brewis describing the couple he’s imagining as “a couple trying to get together and not quite managing it because they’re a bit older and they’ve already built up complete lives as individuals. Their expectations of what love should be have become too byzantine to let themselves take a risk.”
Whilst the brothers Brewis have been off working on their various projects, the space that Field Music vacated in those four years still appears to be empty. 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.
Commontime was written and recorded in spontaneous bursts over six months in their Wearside studio, Commontime is built around the brothers 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).
Field Music live
21 Jan – The Harley, Sheffield
22 Jan – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club – Caught By The River
29 Jan – Stockton-on-Tees, Georgian Theatre
11 Feb – Sunderland, Pop Recs Ltd
25 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny (SOLD OUT)
26 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny (SOLD OUT)
28 Feb – York, The Duchess
03 Mar – Cardiff, The Globe
04 Mar – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
05 Mar – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10 Mar – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 Mar – Manchester, Band on the Wall
13 Mar – Glasgow, CCA
18 Mar – London, Islington Assembly Hall
19 Mar – Southampton, Engine Rooms
20 Mar – Brighton, The Haunt