Based on the longtime musical partnership of Moore and bassist Jeff Badolato, Fire in the Field strikes a balance between Badolato’s minimalist style and Moore’s mad scientist approach to guitar playing. Pulling unexpected and dynamic improvisations out of his guitar, Moore spins surreal tales as pulsing drums forming the backdrop for his charged stage presence. The live Fire in the Field experience itself is transfixing, as even Moore seems bewitched by rock n’ roll, moving like a wild thing around the stage.
With Boston’s music scene under their belt, including plays at The Middle East, The Paradise, and Brighton Music Hall, the band recently made the trek to play Austin for SXSW in 2017. Fire in the Field pushes their powerhouse sound even further with their upcoming album, War Bonnet, due out October 2017. The band has released three previous albums, including Fire in the Field (2009), Gypsy Tea Room (2014) and Look So Strange (2016). The new album gets back to the band’s trio roots with a heart-pumping rock n’ roll sound. Written, recorded and produced by the band, the album is a combination of new and old tunes, bringing the band full circle. A return to form, the album plays as if in the style of their crazy 19 year old selves, but with a mature edge and more to say. With dark themes and frenzied guitar-driven riffs, War Bonnet is Fire in the Field’s angriest album to date.