While we sadly waved goodbye to The Rakes, a new dawn approaches. The return of Field Music. While the North East may be more famous for producing Maximo Park and The Futureheads in recent years, some say it's actually Field Music that should be attracting the plaudits.
Admittedly, that's a relatively small group for the time being and may even be smaller than in years gone by following a brief sabbatical by the band from 2007 or so onward. Since then, different members have been part of different projects, most notably School Of Language and The Week That Was. But now they're back and ready to follow up their last album, 'Tones Of Town', which Drowned In Sound gave 10/10. TEN OUT OF TEN! It's not a ten for me but an enjoyable romp nonetheless.
To whet prospective appetites, the band are giving away a couple of new songs before their new DOUBLE album (that's right, a gazillion tracks) drops in February. Maybe forgetting the quality not quantity rule but obviously eager to get the songs out there.
Download the other track, 'Measure' on the Field Music website, where their November tour dates are also listed.
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