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Field Music

Making A New World (Memphis Industries)

Are Field Music one of the best bands in the north-east? Hell, no! They’re one of the best bands in the UK! And certainly one of the most interesting. Their latest is a concept album of sorts which uses the aftermath of the First World War as a jumping off point to explore, in their own oblique manner, everything from sanitary towels to air traffic control to gender reassignment surgery. Sonically they’re operating in that delicious gap between jazzy noodling and clockwork-like rhythms and the whole thing feels as bracing as a January dip in the North Sea.