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London, United Kingdom (2006 – present)

There are at least 3 bands named Fields:

1) A Los Angeles outfit, they were previously known as ESB - Electric String Band. Their eponymous album from 1969 is heavy rock with some psychedelic influence, was produced by ex-Merry-Go-Rounder Bill Rinehart, ESB may previously have been W.C. Fields Memorial Electric Band.

2) A trio formed from diverse musicians from other groups such as KING CRIMSON and RARE BIRD, which managed one sole album. FIELDS is named after Graham Field, founding member of RARE BIRD and was responsible for many of the better tracks of the first two albums. After his departure RARE BIRD will change sound rather drastically veering towards a faster tempo rock with funky grooves. As for FIELDS, this is a keyboard-led trio with bassist Alan Barry singing but also playing guitars (although very discreet) but also adding some Mellotron lines. Rounding up that trio is Andy Mc McCullough who had played on KC’s Lizard album and we will find him holding the drums stool for GREENSLADE later that year.

3) Fields are an Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band formed in London comprising Nick Peill (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards), Þórunn Antonía (Vocals/Keyboards/Synths), Henry Spenner (Vocals/Drums), Matty Derham (Bass Guitar) and Jamie Putnam (Electric Guitar).

In early 2006 the band played their first live shows. This sparked a furious bidding war amongst UK record companies. They eventually signed a unique deal with Atlantic Records which allows them to keep releasing records through their own Black Lab Records set-up as well as Atlantic.

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  • nderyckel

    Criminally underrated. Everything Last Winter was a brilliant album [4]

    23 Feb 10:48pm Reply
  • lucashowbiz

    @ZosoGravity That's so stupid, maybe they didn't know there was already a band with that name!

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Fields (1971 UK)... powerful and for me one of the finest albums of progressive rock...Unmissable !!!

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Fields (1969 US)... a heavy psych oriented album with blues rock sauce. Emphasis on Elysian Fields... an awesome song.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ZosoGravity

    damn indies, check the name before starting a band! (2) I never quite understood why there are multiple artists under the same name..i mean if you don't have enough fantasy to pick an original name, imagine how unoriginal your music can be.

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • jesielt

    wrong band!! I'm listening to the japanese one!!!!

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
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  • solleks

    Yes, Everything Last Winter is one of the best albums I ever bought. I was also very surprised to find it from a record store :P It's an album and a band that not so many knows of.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Poisonnation

    Criminally underrated. Everything Last Winter was a brilliant album [3]

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Poisonnation

    Brilliant 00's band as well.

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • awayoflife

    damn indies, check the name before starting a band!

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MurdererThief

    wtf. i don't listen it.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • YuppieKiller

    wrong band.. im also listen to to the progressive one from the 70's

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ihaveantlers

    why did they have to split? everything last winter is such a brilliant album :(

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    To know that there's a second album locked away in a vault somewhere, never to see the light of day... ARGH! I bet it was ace too.

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • zoots14

    the fields i listen to are english progressive rock, releasing only one eponymous album in 1971 which is DOPE! dunno who these other guys are? :)

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jonaschrist

    They were quiet for ages before the split, so it wasn't that much of a surprise... but a damn shame nonetheless! I have a vast collection of their CDs and 7"s, saw them 3 or 4 times and really enjoyed everything they did. Hopefully the 2nd album will appear online (or ideally on CD) via the band at some point.

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • omfgtamaralyn

    How can you not love this band? I hope they release more stuff.

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ongchhh

    Criminally underrated. Everything Last Winter was a brilliant album. [2]

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kotsa200

    So we'll obviously never will hear Hollow Mountains :( i'm soooo dissapointed :( :( :(

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
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