Monday, 24 January 2011


For its February 2011 edition, The Outer Church is proud to present a live performance from Manchester's occult cratediggers Demdike Stare. Miles Whittaker (MLZ/Pendle Coven) and Sean Canty (Finders Keepers) alchemise elements of techno, dub, drone, early electronics, astral jazz and non-western musics into a haunting and elusive whole, shaded by the pair's profound appreciation of vintage horror cinema. In keeping with the air of supernatural intrigue surrounding the project, its name derives from the pseudonym of Elizabeth Southern, one of the individuals accused during the witch trials which took place at Pendle Hill, Lancashire in 1612.

Following their 2009 debut, Symbiosis, Demdike Stare's acclaimed 2010 trilogy of vinyl-only albums - Forest Of Evil, Liberation Through Hearing and Voices Of Dust - has recently been compiled by Modern Love Records into a covetable 3CD set with an extra 40 minutes of bonus material.

Supported by their own visuals, the duo are a formidable live proposition. As they told FACT magazine last year: “We like to incorporate all of our identity with the live set, so we have visuals that are chosen for each section of the show, and we use records to mix live over our own music to add another layer. We like to improvise as much as possible – this can also be dictated by the atmosphere of the venue and crowd too, which all becomes part of the show."

This edition of The Outer Church is dedicated to the memory of Trish Keenan, as are all future editions.


bobsy said...

Looks good... but when?

The Outer Church said...

February 10th...!

bobsy said...

Righto, ta.

Anonymous said...

How do I get a ticket? Sorry if I'm being thick!

jeff said...

Door tickets only?
Is that right?

The Outer Church said...

No thickness in evidence! Tickets will be available on the door, £5/£4 concessions. Hope to see you there!

Dipesh said...

This is the first time i have heard of your nights and website, and its on my doorstep! Cannot wait to see Demdike Stare tonight, my favourite band of the last year or so.

I cannot find a contact email address for you on your site, do you have one? I only ask as i have my own film and music site, with similar themes to you ( and was wondering if you didnt mind me adding your website to the links on my site in case anyones interested in your site?


Dipesh Parmar

The Outer Church said...

Thanks for the comment, Dipesh! Hope you enjoyed the night. By all means add my blog to your links list, I'd be delighted...! Just checked your site and it looks great. You can contact me on