Field Music are set to release new album 'Making A New World' on January 10th.
The band have constructed a 19 track song cycle, one that focussed on the societal impact of the First World War.
Not a standard project of remembrance, the album instead looks at the lingering after-effects of the global conflict - so expect songs about gender reassignment surgery, air traffic control, ultrasound, and Becontree Housing Estate.
New song 'Only In A Man's World' is online now, and it's a perfectly formed piece of Field Music - albeit one that focusses on the topic of sanitary pads.
Technological developments in wound dressing filtered down to everyday life, with companies then utilising these new mesh products for sanitary products.
Analysing this, 'Only In A Man's World' takes a broader look at the way society treats a completely ordinary biological event, and the manner in which this is marketed.
David Brewis explains...
"I found myself researching the development of sanitary pads - not a statement I’ve ever imagined myself making - and was surprised at how little the advertising material has changed in a hundred years. It’s still, Hey Ladies! Let’s not mention it too loudly but here is the perfect product to keep you feeling normal WHILE THE DISGUSTING, DIRTY THING HAPPENS."
"And you realise that it’s a kind of madness that a monthly occurrence for billions of women - something absolutely necessary for the survival of humanity - is seen as shameful or dirty - and is taxed MORE than razor blades?!"
He adds: "At every stage of making this song, I had to ask myself, am I allowed to do this? Is it okay to do this? And I cringed in the next room when I first showed it to my wife. But I think confronting my own embarrassment is a pretty fundamental part of what the song is about."
Tune in now.
Field Music have confirmed a number of live shows, using visuals created by the band’s Kevin Dosdale. Dates as follows:
9 Dundee Neon at Night
1 Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Gallery
21 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
27 Whitley Bay Playhouse
28 Manchester Dancehouse
29 London EartH
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