Tones of Town by Field Music
Review by Judy Ngao
This eye-opening album from Field Music features quirky British indie-pop and catchy lyrics. Following their debut album about love, this one, Tones of Town, is about work.
The group is made up of songwriting brothers Peter and David Brewis and keyboard manipulator Andrew Moore.
A House Is Not A Home is a chirpy, beat-driven tune with a great fusion of guitar riffs and piano symphonies.
Sit Tight - the best song on the album - treats the listener to a surprising bit of beatboxing at the end of the track. Working to Work is a catchy song with witty lyrics about the dull trend of working for its own sake. The vocals are pleasantly soft and muted.
The indie-pop tunes have quirky melodies that show the boys obviously had a lot of fun making this album. The 31 minutes will pass you by in a flash. Although the band's music has been compared to late-period Beatles, it is not lacking in creativity or originality.
Every song shifts shape unexpectedly. You will learn to love their graceful unpredictability. Just don't judge them on the album cover.