Four years ago, Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton aka Field Division, released their debut EP, Reverie State- a sumptuous blend of dream folk.
Fast forward to June 2018, and their debut album, Dark Matters Dreams, was released through Bella Union. And this week, the Des Moines’ duo – whose record is a heady mix of vintage influences such as the 60s and 70s Laurel Canyon scene, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac – start their European tour in support of the record.
Here are their Sound And Vision picks…
Three albums that are important:
1. Father John Misty – Fear Fun ::: “We dig the Laurel Canyon vibe and rowdy energy on this one. It feels like a breakout album, and it was for him.”
2. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass ::: “To learn about this record and all who contributed to it, it’s a masterpiece of wisdom, love, community, and songwriting. Forever an inspiration.”
3. Buckingham Nicks – Buckingham Nicks ::: “This record is incredible. Pre-Fleetwood Mac, Stevie and Lindsey’s harmonious voices sound their best on this lost gem, and the playing is brilliant.”
A book that means a lot:
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield ::: “This is an inspiring read for any creative who is looking to confront resistance in their work and lives.”
A Film I love:
The Sound of Music – it made me want to sing, end of story.
All You Need Is Love– The Beatles… “Love is all you need”
From our new album, Dark Matter Dreams:
Innisfree (Let’s Be The Peace Now) – “This song has a 70’s dream rock feel, and a mantra about Peace we’re spreading: ‘I want some peace now, Give me some peace now, Let’s be the peace now.’ ”
Field Division are on tour in Europe throughout September. Tickets available here.
17 Sep – Brighton, UK – The Green Door
18 Sep – London, UK – The Lexington
19 Sep – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up du Label
20 Sep – Amsterdam, NL – Indiestead 2018 Festival
21 Sep – Hamberg, DL – Reeperbahn Fest 2018
24 Sep – Berlin, DL – Kantine am Berghain
26 Sep – Luxembourg – De Gudde Wellen
Dark Matters Dreams is out now.