Field Studies have released their Sophomore EP , Rainmaking, today.
To be honest I don’t know much about the band. I don’t know the names of the members, I do think the singer’s name might be Kasper. I should really be more informative, but….I am not!! I was handed their EP the other day and told to have a listen..so I did.
They are a Nottingham based band ( I think ),and have been making some waves in the UK music scene, being supported by Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage during last years Glastonbury Festival.
I was told they were an Indie band, yes, I guess you could call them that, but I am not sure you could put a label on them. I found them actually to be a bit goth, not full on goth, but on the dark side, but as I listened there were also twinges of Psych. I liked this about Field Studies, they were unique and didn’t really fit in the realm of typical indie music. I personally think we need more of this.
Rainmaking was recorded during the winter months, mostly at night, and you can almost feel the cold darkness in the music as you listen. The first song Hushed Up is haunting with sad sounding vocals that seem to float over the guitars…The theme carries throughout the 4 song EP, with the exception of Crook which has a lot of Psych elements to it, with fuzzed up guitars and vocals that echo and carry strongly, showcasing the lead’s range of note.
I might not know much about Field Studies, but I can promise you this, after hearing Rainmaking, I will find out more, and this won’t be the last you hear of them on the blog!
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