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Liverpool’s Outfit will play the Electrowerkz on 12th September, exactly a month after the release of their debut album ‘Performance’ on the 12th August through Double Denim Records.
Produced by the band ‘Performance’ combines live instrumentation with heavily processed samples, manipulating everyday noises and field recordings. The album opens with ‘Nothing Big’, an ode to late nights, friendship and ultimately, love. ‘I Want What’s Best’ is a track about the agony of having to choose one of many paths in life, before ill fated love story ‘House On Fire’ ignites, a song made all the more lonely by the space echo of rotation rims, clattering like the foundations of a relationship collapsing. The spaced out psychedelia of ‘Spraypaint’ finds Outfit questioning modern life, while ‘The Great Outdoors’ is a deeply visual song, using an intimate narrative that tells a story of simultaneous strong-willed independence and loneliness. ‘Thank God I Was Dreaming’ is a ghostly house influenced track, referencing skittish, garage percussion, before previous ‘Two Islands’ is rewired as the album’s euphoric closing track, leaving the listener high and hypnotized.
Inspired by Talking Heads’ knack for off-kilter pop, Portishead’s ‘Third’, the ambition and diversity of Radiohead, 70’s prog and the ambience of Cluster, this album is rich in textures and plucks compositional tricks from techno and house. Painting a world that’s as beautiful as it is dystopian, as hopeful as it is uncertain, Outfit’s debut album is a step into the glorious unknown.