Field Mice* ‎– Missing The Moon

Sarah Records ‎– SARAH 57
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


A Missing The Moon
B1 A Wrong Turn And Raindrops
B2 An Earlier Autumn

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Copyright Control 1991
Made in France

Made in England
Distributed by Revolver (UK) and Danceteria (France)
This single sells at 7" single price.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016557 305760
  • Barcode (String): 5016557305760
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): MPO SARAH 57 A1 TRANSFERMATION
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): MPO SARAH 57 B1


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July 20, 2016
The lead track on the A-side is the Field Mice's last hurrah : a truly gigantic symphonic rush of sequencers, guitars and keyboards. As alluded to elsewhere, it plays New Order at their game - and in fact has an ending that could indeed rival that of their Mancunian mentor's finest moment 'The Perfect Kiss'. New Order disappeared after 1990's monster hit 'World In Motion', not returning for another four years. 'Missing the Moon' was released in 1991 - and could have easily been the 'great lost' New Order single to plug that yawning gap - take the label and the band name off and nobody would have second guessed. That is how sneaky these Field Mice types were. Sadly, the band split after releasing their one and only full length album which followed shortly afterwards ['For Keeps'].


January 11, 2013

The Field Mice were part of that shy, anorak-wearing, jangling guitar oriented 'C86' indie pop generation, then with its adorable bubbly trancey arpeggio motif, "Missing The Moon" is their synth-ravey moment, sounding like New Order circa 1990 or some Creation "Keeping The Faith" compilation offshoot (Hypnotone etc), while still preserving that proverbial indie modesty in the vibe. Delicious!