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Field Music unveil unreleased track "How We Gonna Get There Now" ahead of latest Spotify radio show

08 September 2016, 13:30 | Written by Andrew Hannah

The Brewis boys - David and Peter - released sixth album Commontime earlier this year as Field Music, and celebrated the influences on the album via their Commontime Radio Time show on Spotify.

Ahead of the latest episode "Commontime Extra-Time", the brothers have treated us to a brand new track in the shape of previously unheard "How We Gonna Get There Now". Word is that Field Music set this track aside during the recording sessions for 2012's Plumb because it sounded a little too much like the visionary/terrible (delete as appropriate) Todd Rundgren, which is a fairly understandable decision.

However with the focus of the extra-time episode being Field Music's favourite b-sides, demos and bonus tracks, we now get to hear this unreleased gem alongside deep cuts from Fairport Convention, Diana Ross and The Rutles. "How We Gonna Get There Now" is every bit the jazzy 70s jam; once the twinkling piano opening subsides we get a song filled with muscular drumming, tight and energetic guitar work and of course the trademark Brewis brothers harmonies. Why this was left on the recording studio floor is anyone's guess, but now that it has been rescued it's plain to hear the song is two-and-a-half-minutes of pop brilliance.

You can listen to "How We Gonna Get There Now" below, and the previous Commontime Radio Time episode can be listened to here.

Commontime Extra-Time will be available via Spotify on 9 September, with "How We Gonna Get There Now" as one of the featured tracks. Field Music are on tour in October with dates at Sage, Gateshead (22nd) Shepherds Bush Empire, London (26th) and Ritz, Manchester (29th)

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