The Week That Was
The Week That Was is the new project of Field Musicé─˘s Peter Brewis. For those that doné─˘t know Sunderland based Field Music released two full albums, the eponymous 2005 debut and 2007é─˘s 'Tones of Town', both of which became one of many peoplesé─˘ albums of the year. Perhaps willfully to some, Field Music, on the cusp of breaking through, decided, é─˙to get off the band treadmillé─¨ concerned that being in a band in the traditional sense was restricting their creative output. The first fruits of this artistic freedom was David Brewisé─˘ much lauded School of Language album Sea From Shore in Feb 08é─Â the second is The Week That Was, Peteré─˘s first solo foray. The Week That Was, written and recorded in late 2007 at Field Musicé─˘s 8 Studio in Sunderland, emerged from an imagined crime thriller dreamt up by Peter and inspired by Paul Austeré─˘s labyrinthine storytelling. Peter started writing the songs as if they were moments, instances of perspectives within this story. The story was left to fall away, leaving a puzzle of musical snapshots. Musically the record is an expansive tribute, paying direct (and indirect) homage to the wildly ambitious Linn Drum and Fairlight experiments of Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and Tin Drum-era Japan. This fused with the typically detailed arrangements and sense of drama makes The Week That Was a brain-shattering, 32 minute epic, straying further outside the conventions of most indie-guitar music. The album was released by Memphis industries on 18th August 2008.
Memphis Industires Host Labelled With Love 1
Thursday 4th June 2009
Memphis Industries, 7digital & Fandango Love-in
Tuesday 5th May 2009
Watch: The Week That Was
Friday 8th August 2008