School of Language is a pseudonym of Field Music's David Brewis. The album Sea From Shore was released during Field Music's break from band activities in 2008. A second solo record, Old Fears, will be released in April 2014. Both School of Language albums were self-produced at Field Music's studio in Sunderland in the north-east of England.
Toy Dolls are an English punk rock band formed in 1979. While much punk rock is political or angry, Toy Dolls worked within the esthetics of punk to express a sense of fun, with songs such as "Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead", "My Girlfriend's Dad's A Vicar" and "James Bond Lives Down Our Street." There is often alliteration in their song titles (e.g. "Peter Practice's Practice Place", "Fisticuffs in Frederick Street", "Neville is a Nerd").
The Week That Was is the first solo project from Field Music co-founder Peter Brewis. He has released one album - the self-titled 2008 debut - under the moniker. For those that don't know Sunderland based Field Music released two full albums, the eponymous 2005 debut and 2007's Tones of Town, both of which became one of many peoples’ albums of the year. Perhaps willfully to some, Field Music, on the cusp of breaking through, decided, "to get off the band treadmill" concerned that being in a band in the traditional sense was restricting their creative output.
The Toy Dolls are a British punk rock band. They formed in 1979, playing their first ever gig at Millview Social Club, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 20 October 1979. After a couple of gigs, vocalist Pete Zulu left to form his own band. He was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson, who himself left after a single gig, leaving Toy Dolls as a trio with guitarist Michael "Olga" Algar to assume vocal duties. This was just the start of the revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterize the Toy Dolls line-up over the years.