Outfit take inspiration from the 1990 trial of Judas Priest, which alleged that backwards messaging in their albums had resulted in the suicides of two American teenagers. Exploring the hidden messages in music and the artform’s potential to manipulate, Outfit combine conventional instrumentation with field recordings, guitar feedback and heavily processed samples. This first extended piece promises to channel the ghosts in their machines; just don’t listen to it backwards.
Outfit will be performing on all tour dates.
Outfit are a band from Liverpool who feed on their formative years in the city’s vibrant experimental music scene to create a unique strain of evocative, left-field pop music. Since their formation two years ago they have shared a stage with artists as diverse as Ladytron, Clinic, Chairlift and Les Savy Fav, played anywhere from a derelict church to the Royal Albert Hall, and recorded sessions for the BBC’s Huw Stephens in Maida Vale Studios. Although most of 2013 will see them playing shows around the UK and mainland Europe in support of their debut album, they’ve teamed up with EVP to tour a special one-off piece.
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