Field Music, the sibling duo of Peter and David Brewis, are back with a new album called Making A New World. Due out on January 10th through Memphis Industries, the upcoming record features “songs about ultrasound and about shooting yourself for the sake of art and about gender reassignment surgery and about Becontree housing estate”, as they explained. There is also a killer track about sanitary pads, ‘Only In A Man’s World’, of which David says:
“I found myself researching the development of sanitary pads – not a statement I’ve ever imagined myself making – and was surprised at how little the advertising material has changed in a hundred years. It’s still, Hey Ladies! Let’s not mention it too loudly but here is the perfect product to keep you feeling normal WHILE THE DISGUSTING, DIRTY THING HAPPENS. And you realise that it’s a kind of madness that a monthly occurrence for billions of women – something absolutely necessary for the survival of humanity – is seen as shameful or dirty – and is taxed MORE than razor blades?!
At every stage of making this song, I had to ask myself, am I allowed to do this? Is it okay to do this? And I cringed in the next room when I first showed it to my wife. But I think confronting my own embarrassment is a pretty fundamental part of what the song is about.”
‘Only In A Man’s World’ is the album’s lead single and you can listen to it below.
In other related news, Field Music have announced a string of shows in some UK record stores in January. Take a look at all their stops:
Jan 09th – Liverpool, Phase One – Liverpool
Jan 10th – Manchester, Piccadilly Records outstore at Soup Kitchen
Jan 11th – Edinburgh, Assai Records outstore at The Mash House
Jan 15th – London, Rough Trade East instore
Jan 16th – Bristol, Rough Trade Bristol instore
Jan 17th – Brighton, Resident Brighton instore
Jan 19th – Newcastle, Reflex CD Vinyl Newcastle outstore at The Cluny