Au début de 2014, les membres du groupe Outfit se sont retrouvés dispersés par la vie, loin de leur Liverpool natal.

Slowness, le deuxième album de ces musiciens d’exception, raconte leur quête et leur désir de se retrouver en un lieu, en une musique. Un portrait de la distance hanté par un piano, des synthétiseurs intenses et des guitares rythmées par une section ryhtmique unique en forme de matrice de ces folles mélodies.

Le chanteur Andrew PM Hunt et le claviériste Thomas Gorton offrent avec Slowness le travail le plus cohérent de Outfit à ce jour, une progression marquée à la fois sonore et émotionnellement, capturant le choc pénible de vivre une relation malmenée par les kilomètres.


At the beginning of 2014, Outfit found themselves scattered across two countries and three cities, separated by life and love from each other and from those closest to them.  ‘Slowness’, the band’s second full length LP due June 15 on new label home Memphis Industries, is the sound of its five members snatching intensive weeks to plant themselves in one place, with the tensions of touring, moving, and transatlantic relationships still weighing heavy in mind, to create an album with bold presence.

Slowness paints a portrait of distance using haunting piano, piercing synthesizers and guitars, all underpinned by Outfit’s trademark rhythm section. It dwells on physical distance between lovers, the emotional distance when we return, and the ways in which we imagine each other thousands of miles apart.

Slowness is Outfit’s most cohesive work to date, a marked progression both sonically and emotionally, capturing the harrowing shock of being in love and apart, and the stillness of staring into screens. Ultimately, though, Slowness sounds like a band coming to terms with themselves as artists and people to create an album that celebrates life’s obstacles: a record made between New York, London and Liverpool — a piece of work compelled by distance.