Preview: Field Music at Engine Rooms, Southampton


Field Music, the Brewis brothers of Sunderland, will bring their touring ensemble to Southampton’s Engine Rooms on the 19th March to perform the penultimate show of their UK tour. This comes ahead of a number of confirmed festival appearances this summer, including Tramlines and Secret Garden Party in late July.

After their self-titled debut and 2007’s folk-twinged Tones of Town, a brief hiatus led to a brace of records, both more experimental in the band’s traditional indie rock stronghold and poppier in equal measure. The latter, Plumb, went on to be shortlisted for the 2012 Mercury Prize.

New album Commontime, released in early February, took the band in a funkier direction, as exemplified by lead single ‘The Noisy Days Are Over,’ which won a silent endorsement of sorts from Prince on Twitter. Throughout, the sibling tandem jostle with the purple influences and each other, building a catchier, sophisticated record which explores growing up and, in some aspects, hatred of Range Rovers.

Their ongoing spring tour is their first time on the road since the release of Plumb and sees them play 12 shows around the country, finishing up on the south coast with a weekend in Southampton and Brighton later this month. A trio of larger autumn shows have also been announced, including a date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 26th October.

Tickets for Field Music’s Southampton show at the Engine Rooms can be found via this link.


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