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Field Music Are Good, Considerate Humans on Funked Up Tune “Share A Pillow”

Sharing is caring, or something.
Photo by Andy Martin

Here is an extremely fun fact about me, the writer of this post: I hate sharing. Hoarding everything to myself is, in my opinion, an ideal state. I share my bed because I have to and also it would be rude for my partner to sleep on the floor. So Field Music’s excellent, funky new track “Share A Pillow” is absolutely in contradiction with my own personal values, which is to say, share nothing, keep everything! But it’s still very good. The British post-punk outfit’s latest track features horns, a subtle tribute to Billy Joel’s iconic (???) “Uptown Girl,” and sizzling guitar solo sure to do just as much to your brain as an espresso shot in the morning. The group is readying its sixth album, Open Here, which is out Feb. 2 via Memphis Industries. The track sounds a lot like a Talking Heads tune: sharp, crisp, danceable with earnest lyrics, “I’d hate to think you were lonely.”


Of the song’s meaning, Peter Brewis told Noisey via email: "This one was inspired by my son creeping into my bed during the night and him and I having to have a talk about why he needs to be in his own bed. I'd say 'There's no room / You have your own bed etc'. And, he'd often reply with, 'it's fine dad, we can share a pillow,' 'I'm lonely in my room,' 'it's too late to go back to bed.' I thought it could come across in a few different ways so I just wrote some of this stuff down without being specific with what it was about… and set then it to the 'Uptown Girl' drum beat!"

Listen to the track below and see where you can find Field Music on tour in Europe:

Tour dates:

February 2 –Newcastle, Northern Stage
February 3 – Newcastle, Northern Stage - Matinee Show
February 3 – Newcastle, Northern Stage
February 5 – Rough Trade East, London
February 6 – Rough Trade Bristol
February 7 – Rough Trade Nottingham
March 8 – Brighton, Komedia
March 9 – Resident Records, Brighton
March 9 – Bristol, The Lantern
March 10 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
March 11 – Exeter, Phoenix
March 15 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
March 16 – Manchester, Gorilla
March 17 – Glasgow, Saint Luke's
March 22 – Liverpool, Arts Club
March 23 – Sheffield, Foundry
March 24 – Norwich, The Waterfront
April 5 – Antwerp, Trix
April 6 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
April 7 – Paris, Flow
May 25 – London, Barbican w/ the Open Here Orchestra