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Outfit For Electronic Voice Phenomena Tour
Max Evans , April 16th, 2013 10:51

Burgeoning synth-pop band will perform a new piece before recording it for an EP in June

Mersey five-piece Outfit are set to join the EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) tour, co-commissioned by Mercy and publishers Penned in the Margins, for a series of UK dates next month - see below:

Fri 10 – The Sage, Gateshead
Wed 15 – St George’s Hall, Liverpool
Fri 17 – The Basement, Brighton
Sat 18 – Rich Mix, London
Sun 19 – The Cube, Bristol
Wed 22 – Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
Thu 23 – Arc, Stockton
Sat 25 – Norfolk Arts Centre

Electronic Voice Phenomena – the concept tying these artists together – are noises resembling speech that are picked up by radio equipment, supposedly voices of paranormal origin.

The organisers describe it as such: “Featuring séances-of-the-absurd, backmasking and ghost-calls, the Electronic Voice Phenomena tour will be coming to a town near you with a roster of core works in text, technology and physical performance by Ross Sutherland, Hannah Silva, SJ Fowler & Outfit, plus a special guest performer at each venue.”

Outfit are basing their material on the 1990 trial of Judas Priest, in which the band were accused of using subliminal messages in the album Stained Class. Allegedly, this caused the attempted suicides of two young metal fans, but the suit was eventually dismissed.

In their specially-written piece, Outfit will “explore the hidden messages in music and the artform’s potential to manipulate, combining conventional instrumentation with field recordings, guitar feedback and fierce processing”.

Outfit’s debut full-length will be released later this year, followed by an EP for the material from this tour. Tickets for the performances are available here.