The Field Mice is a British independent rock band from London, England. He is active from 1987 to 1991. It is the flagship group of the Sarah Records label.
The Field Mice was born in 1987 from the association of singer and guitarist Robert Wratten and bassist Michael Hiscock, high school comrades with a common passion for Felt, New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Accompanied by a drum machine, the duo debuted in 1988 with the single Emma's House, published by Sarah Records >>>.
Initially despised by the British press, which uses the then pejorative expression of twee pop, the band manages to build a devoted public by force of effective singles, including Sensitive in 1989. The critics are better then, and The Field Mice becomes the flagship group of the Sarah Records label.
The band progressively moves from a duo to a quintet and multiplies singles, mini-albums, and maxis, still at Sarah Records. The Coastal compilation, published in August 1991, brings together a good part of their first recordings >>>.