When rumours abounded of Field Music’s demise just four months after releasing album of the year/decade candidate Tones of Town, Ragged Words got worried. However one third of the Wearsiders’ creative output, David Brewis, got busy. The confirmation of Field Music’s hiatus in June 2007 was followed swiftly by the announcement of Brewis’ new project School Of Language, a pseudonym for his “crazier ideas”. The resulting Sea From Shore wasn't so much madcap crazy, it just let everything hang a little bit harsher, wilder and allowed to run its own unique course. Following brother Peter's The Week That Was project, the pair returned to Field Music duties in 2009, with their third album expected in early 2010.
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“Genius, aghh… I think anybody that relies on it and thinks, ‘yeah I’m just a genius’… Well anybody who says that about themselves is obviously a complete cockhead anyway. But also what a stupid thing to rely on? What if you’re wrong?”...
After the release of the quite extraordinary Tones of Town, Field Music felt like anything but a band inhibited by inherent restrictions. Yet last June, the Brewis brothers and Andy Moore put into action their threat that whenever the expectations surrounding ‘Field Music The Indie Band...