FIELD MUSIC, Hazel English, Nolan Garrett at The Crocodile Cafe March 29 2016
Never thought Field Music would come to Seattle, but they did and a crowd of devoted fans were on hand. So good live. Wasn’t sure how their sound would translate from the records, but they had it dialed. Played the upbeat stuff and the sound was on point, super full for four musicians. (Props to the sound guys at the Croc, which has upheld its long standing reputation has always having great sound.) Cool how the two brothers, David and Peter, swapped between drums and guitar about every couple songs. Both hold their own on each instrument, clearly they have some bro-tuition. Their songs are so avant-pop, always keeping your ear interested, but keeping the groove. And the lyrics hit with these koan-like hooks like “its good to give yourself away.” Banter between songs was hilarious, witty and nice Brits for sure. Played a lot from the new record with some old gems for the fans in the house. Great show.
Missed Nolan Garrett. Caught part of Hazel English. They had a dreamy sound, reminiscent of The Sundays.