Rating : 7.5/10
By Kieran Webber
After having a successful 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut ‘Celestial’, Field Studies return with the darker ‘Rainmaking’ EP, an ambitious EP that was self recorded over a long winter and mixed and mastered by Pete Fletcher.
Opening with the haunting ‘Hushed Up’ a track that sees the instruments in a dangerous dance with one another, blending in and out whilst driven by an impressive vocal range. Followed by ‘Listener’, the slow building enigmatic number that draws the listener close with its tranquility only to unleash an explosive riff.
‘Crook’ is a psychedelic number that rambles its way into a cohesive rock belter backed by glistening guitar and jaw dropping percussion, not to mention the groove laden bass line. The EP closes with the soft and sultry ‘Verbatim’ a progressive beat driven by piano creates a transcendent atmosphere.
The ‘Rainmaking’ EP is a splendid beginning from the rising Nottingham band that boasts their skill and talent, there are few artists that can stand out from the rest in today’s sea of musicians but Field Studies are a crashing wave that is hard not to take notice of.