School Of Language - Poor Boy

It sounds as if he picked up some left-over Led Zeppelin riffs, brought back the Beach Boys to provide backing vocals and recorded the whole thing in Westminster Abbey.

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Released 20 May 2008 | | By Bruno Hat | Rating: 4
School Of Language - Poor Boy

When David Brewis announced that Field Music was set to fall by the wayside, it may have looked like the kind of perverse career move designed to bring about a fatal loss of momentum. On first listen to his new alias 'School Of Language', it's immediately clear that we really had nothing to worry our pretty little heads about.

'Poor Boy' is the kind of song that The Black Keys would give their white teeth for and proves at a stroke that there still is a place for riff-heavy, experimental and fluent rock n roll in today's saccharine sweet world. It sounds as if he picked up some left-over Led Zeppelin riffs, brought back the Beach Boys to provide backing vocals and recorded the whole thing in Westminster Abbey.