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Old 10-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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'Another Nightís Dreams Reach Earth Again'



Sweet melancholia comes to mind when listening to Merseyside-born, London-based Outfit. The group's debut EP 'Another Nightís Dreams Reach Earth Again' comprises of electronic textures and pop melodies and the result is a juxtaposition of dream-like realism that proves more than just easy-listening.

Here is an exclusive stream of their new EP, which is set for release on the 14th May, and if thatís enough to arouse anticipation, the group are set to play in-store at Rough Trade East on 25th May.

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1. Everything All The Time
2. Humboldts
3. Drakes
4. Dashing in Passing

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Old 17-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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The hype’s deserved – Outfit are a band of massive potential.

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"I wanna be everything, all the time, but I just can’t decide." These opening lines on Wirral-born quintet Outfit’s debut EP set the scene for what follows; and the listener isn’t left in any doubt as to the their muddled creative mindset come this four-tracker’s close.

But rather than exchange identity for a chameleonic charm offensive, Outfit press their own stamp into every one of these cuts, whatever their design. So much so that, as Dashing in Passing fades to silence, the listener’s finger is primed to hit repeat.

Parallels present themselves, but never once does an echo of familiarity obstruct the intent of these fresh talents. Everything All the Time rides a thumb-thwack-y bassline that’d fit just fine on a Rapture LP, but that’s just a single constituent on a piece that doesn’t spotlight any individual element as its USP. It’s fine curtain-up which almost arranges itself as a short-form suite: stuttering funk to begin with, moving to dynamic sing-along indie-rock, and closing with clanking percussion and buzzing atmospheres. As a snapshot showcase of a new band’s potential, it’s pretty amazing.

Dashing in Passing’s first minute is so far removed from this initial impression, though, that it could be mistaken for the work of a wholly different band. Here, Outfit’s modern-day RnB leanings come through prominently, an unexpected comparison with The Weeknd leaping to mind. Before long a seam of indie-pop is uncovered, but for those first few seconds it’s genuinely exciting to have no idea where the band is headed. Drakes is something of a melancholic Mystery Jets channelling Talking Heads around Remain in Light, yet much more than such a simple summarisation implies. It’s go-down-smooth yet haunted by unheard spectres, lines about "sleeping in the suburbs again" pricking the skin like someone’s stomping on your grave. Humboldts – the one song where Thomas Gorton takes the microphone ahead of Andrew Hunt – is reminiscent of excellent Manchester combo Dutch Uncles with acute anxiety issues. It, like everything around it, is a little bit brilliant.

Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again is a tremendous introduction. Hype can suffocate if mismanaged, but that earned to date by Outfit is absolutely deserved on this evidence. Expect them to go even further than sort-of-sound-alikes (from a distance, in a blizzard) Everything Everything, by blending fidgety Foals-ian motifs with vocals heavy with real heart and soul.

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Just had a lil listen and from the bit I heard its really good, sooo tired so will listen properly tommoz
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They are in session from 0.00 tonight on Huw Stephens show on Radio 1.
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from Six of the Best: EPs of 2012

Outfit - Another Night's Dreams Reach Earth Again
(Double Denim; released 14 May)

"'I wanna be everything, all the time / But I just can't decide.' These opening lines on Wirral-born quintet Outfit's debut EP set the scene for what follows; and the listener isn't left in any doubt as to the their muddled creative mindset come this four-tracker's close. But rather than exchange identity for a chameleonic charm offensive, Outfit press their own stamp into every one of these cuts. Another Night's Dreams Reach Earth Again is a tremendous introduction."


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Outfit - Performance: Exclusive album stream

It took two years and three different locations to conceptualise, write and record Outfit's debut album Performance. The quintet formed while living in a mansion in Liverpool called The Lodge, a hedonistic party house owned by an eccentric lawyer named Roland. The claustrophobic and incessant fun of The Lodge meant that the band's ears were filled with a multitude of musical influences and they began to make indie music fusing stoned ambiance, techno, house and spooked, paranoid sonics.

The band moved to London for a brief period after signing to independent label Double Denim, and started writing the tracks that would make up Performance. They then headed back to Liverpool to self-produce the record; living and working in an abandoned block of flats once used as a shelter for asylum seekers. As a result of being left to their own devices in a big barren building, their imaginations could run wild, and Performance is smattered with samples collected from their surroundings - the click-clack sound on House On Fire is a DVD player's draw being closed and Nothing Big's crunch and thwack noises are footsteps through snow and skateboards smacking on concrete. Snooker balls and a door creaking can also be detected.

According to Outfit's frontman Andrew Hunt, his band "want to take their listener somewhere else and make music that's evocative and not down to earth musically".
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