Our pick of the albums reviewed on these pages this week is the latest from Field Music. Here’s your chance to revisit the review and check out the album via Spotify.
“One of the adulatory remarks showered on Field Music’s 2018 album Open Here was that if its nuanced, articulate re-imagining of indie rock didn’t finally earn them the success they deserved they might as well parade around their native Sunderland naked to see if that did the trick instead.”
“Critical acclaim of course doesn’t pay the bills, as most artists are only too aware, but conditions for the Brewis siblings have seemed at times unnecessarily harsh, even coming to the point of them facing eviction from their own studio.”
“Maybe causes have an effect; part of a loosely associated cabal of acts from England’s post-industrial north east along with The Futureheads, Maximo Park and Nadine Shah, the pair are happy to confront the London-centric stereotype of the region as a hotbed of nationalism, tackling issues in the past such as gender, politics and class.”
“Since then we’ve had the patchy concept album Making A New World, but Flat White Moon makes its predecessor seem like an anomaly.”