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Field Music announce new LP ‘Open Here’ (watch a teaser)


Field Music are back and will release their sixth album, Open Here, on February 2 via Memphis Industries. (That’s almost two years to the day from the release of 2016’s great Commontime.) Using an array of collaborators, including a string quartet, this is perhaps Peter and David Brewis’ most ambitious record to date. “Where Commontime felt like a distillation of all of the elements that make up Field Music, this feels like an expansion,” says David, “as if we’re pushing in every direction at once to see how far we can go.” The band still favor late-’70s and early-’80s influences (Bill Nelson, XTC) but it’s all just a little grander this time out. You can watch a teaser for the LP, which features a bit of album-opener “Time in Joy,” below.

There are a few different pre-order packages available, including a none-more-Field-Music one complete with a tea towel. The Brewis brothers and the rest of Field Music will be on a UK tour around the release of the LP. Those dates are listed, along with the album art and tracklist, below.

In related news, Peter Brewis produced the new album by The Cornshed Sisters, titled Honey & Tar, which was just released by Memphis Industries. They’ve got a little in common with Field Music, sonically, and you can stream the LP and watch the video to single “The Message,” below.

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Field Music – Open Here tracklist
1. Time In Joy
2. Count It Up
3. Front of House
4. Share a Pillow
5. Open Here
6. Goodbye To The Country
7. Checking On A Message
8. No King No Princess
9. Cameraman
10. Daylight Saving
11. Find A Way To Keep Me

Field Music – 2018 Live Dates
02 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage
03 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage – Matinee Show
03 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage
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 w/ the Open Here Orchestra

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