Questions about connections with Field
Music to The Futureheads and Maximo Park have already been
done to death. Time is precious and as Peter and the rest
of the band have to leave soon we'll ask him about something
In a previous interview Peter admitted that there weren't
too many venues accommodating bands in Sunderland or Newcastle.
The reason for the band's formation was far from looking for
a reason to leave Sunderland, or for that matter searching
for new venues. So was the band set-up out of fun?
"Yeah, I don't know if it was out of fun," begins
Peter beaming a huge smile." It's nothing to do with
getting out of Sunderland. I don't know if it was particularly
for fun. I think it was just something, you know, when you
really like music and you keep looking for music that you
would like to exist and if it doesn't you try to make the
music that you would like to be there. I don't know if we've
done it yet but we're at the point."
The band has been working with constraints. With all the members
having full time jobs, their limited availability has affected
their touring. Though they are keen as tonight's one off gig
supporting Stereolab at the Koko in London has proved. These
limitations may have been a contributing factor to their choice
of recording their debut album firstly at home during their
free nights and weekends and then mixing it at their parent's
house for a change of scenery. So are they working with the
same constraints this time around?
"No not now. We've taken a year out to do the music and
it's all gone a bit like work really," says Peter beaming
another huge smile.
They've decided to record at home again rather than in a plusher
"It's too much money," begins Peter. "Basically
we go into the studio when we feel like it and we have to
feel like it a little bit more because it's a job now and
we have a deadline." >>