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10/10 simon franklin Customer review,
Fronted by brothers Peter and David Brewis, quirky trio Field Music appear to take their main influences from one of British rock?s most darkest periods- the mid 70?s, and reinvent it for the 21st century, bringing it a fresh new life with no hint of irony.'Tones Of Town' is their second album, and is going to become one of those records that bears repeated listening simply because it so very different from virtually everything else that is currently in vogue. It opens with 'Give It Lose It Take It' which comes across like prime time 10CC, whilst 'Sit Tight' gives a nod in the direction of Steely Dan. The title cut features a clanging guitar which these ears find reminiscent of a restrained version of 90?s US noiseniks Polvo or Truman?s Water, complete with constantly shifting rhythms and time signatures. The recent single, 'A House Is Not A Home' is not a cover of the Bacharach/David song, but sounds like 10CC and Yes having a fight with Wings.'In Context' is what Talking Heads would of sounded like if they were British and had been around in the early 70?s, whilst 'A Gap Has Appeared' demonstrates Field Music?s grasp of harmony vocalising, and leads straight into the albums toughest sounding track, 'Closer To Hand'.The final track, 'She Can Do What She Wants' starts out with a nod to the bass line from 'Time Is Tight' before an impressive meeting of that Polvo guitar and harmony vocals brings the proceedings to a very satisfactory close. All in all this is a really satisfying listen and if you are tired of the current crop of Oasis/Libertines wannabe?s, then Field Music provide blessed relief from all of that.
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