Field Music, helmed by Sunderland siblings Peter and David Brewis, recently announced details of their sixth album Open Here (released 2nd February 2018 on Memphis Industries). Today, they share a brand new single "Share A Pillow" via NOISEY, who said "the track sounds a lot like a Talking Heads tune: sharp, crisp, danceable with earnest lyrics, “I’d hate to think you were lonely.” "
Centred around a Roxy Music-esque saxophone stomp that gives way to a characteristically inventive arrangement of vocals, guitar and horns, the track captures the jittery energy and surprising danceability that have become hallmarks of the band's meticulously-crafted art pop. In contrast to the song's upbeat strut, its lyrics, according to Peter Brewis, have a surprisingly domestic origin, as they were derived from the bedtime lamentations of his young son, before being layered over a propulsive rhythm with an unlikely source of inspiration.
"This one was inspired by my son creeping into my bed during the night, and him and I having to have a talk about why he needs to be in his own bed." Brewis tells Noisey. "I'd say 'There's no room / You have your own bed etc'. And, he'd often reply with, 'it's fine dad, we can share a pillow', 'I'm lonely in my room', 'it's too late to go back to bed'. I thought it could come across in a few different ways so I just wrote some of this stuff down without being specific with what it was about...and set then it to the "Uptown Girl" drum beat!"
Listen to "Share A Pillow" BELOW:
Field Music recently announced a series of UK & EU shows for 2018. The dates include special nights at the Barbican, London and The Northern Stage, Newcastle with strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra. They’ll also be doing a series of intimate instore gigs on the week of the album release.
Field Music 2018 live dates
02 Feb - Newcastle, Northern Stage
03 Feb - Newcastle, Northern Stage (matinee show)
03 Feb - Newcastle, Northern Stage (evening show)
05 Feb – Rough Trade East, London
06 Feb – Rough Trade Bristol
07 Feb – Rough Trade Nottingham
09 Feb – Resident Records, Brighton
08 Mar - Brighton, Komedia
09 Mar - Bristol, The Lantern
10 Mar - Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Mar - Exeter, Phoenix
15 Mar - Birmingham, 02 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 with the Open Here Orchestra
05 Apr - Antwerp, Trix
06 Apr - Amsterdam, Melkweg
07 Apr - Paris, Flow
25 May - London, Barbican