Outfit - Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again

A darkness runs throughout the EP, but it manages to sound so without sulking.

Throughout this mysteriously titled EP, Outfit fit in a lot of flirting with R’n’B, ambience and minimalism. They are a very image conscious band in the sense that a lot of work goes into their videos and song-accompanying graphics. With ‘Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again’ however, their focus is solely on the grooves of their bass, the gentle thuds of their drums and the dashes of synth and guitar that worm their way through each track.

The most interesting element of these songs is the way that the lead vocal flits between two different, often rather melancholic voices. This has already been adopted by other bands such as Wild Beasts and Mystery Jets. With Outfit however, the two voices bleed and flow into one another, unlike the rather contrasting vocal deliveries of the latter mentioned bands.

The tracks certainly bring the moodily restrained vibes but for those listeners wanting them to go somewhere other than moody or restrained will be disappointed. They keep the dials set to smooth throughout.

A darkness runs throughout the EP but it manages to sound so without sulking. On the contrary, highlight ‘Dashing In Passing’ points towards something a smidgen more pop. When listening to Outfit, it almost feels as though they are holding something back but you don’t want them to let on about it. Their mystique is rather chic.

Tags: Outfit, Reviews, EP Reviews

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