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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Field Music, The Scala, 03/03/10

I was at the Scala on Wednesday evening to see Field Music. It was the 5th time I had seen them live, following on from gigs at Water Rats, Koko (supporting Stereolab), The Borderline & The ICA.

I calculated it was the first time I had been to the Scala for over 5 years. Previous memorable gigs I've been to at the Scala include Doves, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Broadcast (twice), Super Furry Animals, Teenage Fanclub, Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Mogwai.

Support came from Lucas Renney and his band who played a set of folky guitar pop that was composed, polished and actually very good.

Field Music played a set of carefully constructed, well executed left leaning guitar rock pop that drew from all three of their albums. They started with 'Give It, Lose It, Take It' and focused on their 'Tones of Town' album early in the set. As they started to play tracks from recent album 'Measure' the guitar riffs got louder and harder, with the trademark chord progressions and tempo changes also still in place. Highlights from the new album included 'Effortlessly' & 'Something Familiar', although they opted not to play my favourite 'Curves Of The Needle'. It was good to hear 'If Only The Moon Was Up' and others from their debut album. An assured, enjoyable gig.



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