Artwork by @mystupidsketchbook
WHO are they?
“Chris, Kasper, Charlie and Andrew – we’ve been friends since school, so for like 7 years or something. We’d always played music around one another in different projects but never really thought about forming a band, until we did, in 2012. It sort of just made sense.”
WHAT is the inspiration behind their songs?
“Lyrically, it’s up to other people to infer meanings and we’d rather keep it vague. Musically we’re inspired by everything we listen to, and we listen to a lot of stuff. Every year there’ll be a bunch of records that we all really love, and a bunch that we disagree about too, but we’re inspired by all of it – as far as consistent inspirations go, the American band Spoon are the most underrated band ever and we love ‘em. Long live Spoon.”WHERE did they grow up?
“We grew up in Nottingham, where we live still. It’s a nice place, it’s had this bubbling independent music scene for a few decades now that started to hit the mainstream just as we got together. We’re lucky to be playing music here at this time – people are waking up to the creative community in Notts in ways they didn’t before. Kasper is Danish though (shocker) so we have a few ties with Denmark as well – we drove 17 hours to play a festival on an island there last summer. Hej to all of our Danish brethren.”
WHY are they called ‘Field Studies’?
“Every time we’re asked this we rue that we don’t have a more interesting answer – it’s an EP by This Will Destroy You. It’s another example of that “working title that became the actual title” cliché that happens a lot with bands. If we could go back and change it we probably would, we get it misspelt on posters all the time.”
WHEN can I see them live?
“Apart from a show in early December with 8mm Orchestra, you might have to wait til the New Year. We tend to have long periods of doing loads of shows then long periods of no shows, and right now we’re hiding away to make a record. We just came off the back of a ton of travelling and shows so it’s quite nice to become bearded stinking hermits again over the winter.”
Watch the video for new single ‘Fear On The Rise’ (Denizen Recordings) filmed and directed by the band itself