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Illfit Outfit


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"Edmonton 2007 - City of Champions Under The Microscope"

Illfit Outfit
Proudly Resenting...

"Sounding at once like a whimsical blend of Elvis Costello's wit and Pavement's absurdity, Illfit Outfit deserve your utmost attention. This immaculately pink six-song independent release is filled with sharp arrangement, classy hooks and synchronicity often held only by bands with three albums of work under them. Kudos to the Outfit" -Justin Langille - Beatroute

"CD Review"

Illfit Outfit
Proudly Resenting

"I'm not even sure the youngsters behind Illfit Outfit have comprehended how fantastically and utterly excellent Proudly Resenting really is, so it's up to me to toot their horn for them. This EP is easily one of the most enticing records of the year and will only serve to cement their hard-earned reputation as one of Edmonton's best up-and-coming bands.

Over the course of a scant six songs, the band mingles contagious, driving hooks with trademark yelps and grunts, all with a dash of sneering punk. Handclaps, three-part harmonies and some very pink album artwork featuring a happy octopus with a top hat all figure prominently. Actually, why take my word for it? Illfit Outfit showcases Proudly Resenting with a CD release party on Fri, Apr 20 at the Velvet Underground. Check them out and maybe you'll be tooting their horn with gusto just like me."
- Joel Kelly - Vue Weekly, Edmonton

"Illfit Outfit: an ensemble you'll want to try on"

"Having traded Ryan Smyth, Edmonton now has nothing left to do except for losing hockey games and going to find new hot bands. One group that is positively sizzling is Illfit Outfit. In the past two years they've quickly become one of Edmonton's favorites, having opened for Cadence Weapon, Meligrove Band, You Say Party! We Say Die!and The Bicycles."
- Kristin Cheung
- Beatroute

"Try On A New Outfit"

"Four years in the making, Illfit Outfit have come a long way from their modest beginnings in a basement, rocking their Illfit way to a slew of local gigs and opening spots that lead to a recording session with producer Nik Kozub for the six-song Proudly Resenting. Local music fans quickly got acquainted with the Outfit, making the band an Edmonton indie favourite."
- Francois Marchand - The Edmonton Journal

"'Grotesque Burlesque' Strips Macbeth"

"Not every band in Edmonton's great, but there are a lot of really great bands, and I think that Illfit Outfit is doing something quite unique in their style. They seem really unconcerned with being cool."
- Michelle Kennedy, Director of Mischief and Mayhem Theatre on Illfit Outfit composing the score for "Ubu Roi: A Grotesque Burlesque"
(interview by Paul Blinov)
- The Gateway, University of Alberta


Willkommen In Spreepark Compilation (2008)

CJSR's 'Get Out of Your Basement' Compilation (2007)

"Proudly Resenting..." ep (2007)



Formed as a high school hobby for vocalist Liam Trimble, Illfit Outfit had from the beginning taken on as its duty the spreading of pure pop bliss to its punk bogged hometown of Edmonton, Alberta.

Never unconfident in marrying a fey hook to a bouncing rhythm, Trimble & cohorts took the outfit to the stage, spreading the word to teahouses and basements citywide, uncorking a steady stream of accolades and praise along the way, convincing Trimble to continue on past graduation.

The departure of an original member and some role shifting within the group saw the inception of percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Jenni Roberts whose flexible, fluid style proved to be the missing piece in the group's signature ebullient rhythms. Now fully realized, they began to draw strong attention from larger venues and promoters. The group quickly became a fixture and a favourite among Edmonton music press and pop lovers. They capitalized on this wave of support with the release of the lauded Proudly Resenting… EP which captured the group letting loose for the first time on disc. A listen through its six brief tracks witnesses them stride confidently through shanties, vintage balladeering and contemporary pomp while delivering many listens worth of progressive riffs, dives and splashes. With support from multiple radio stations and a series of incendiary release shows, the limited print was burnt through quickly.

Subsequent reprints of the disc met with eager hands over the next year-and-a-half as they invited Edmonton pop favourite, Doug Hoyer, into the fold and took their tunes on the road to share with the rest of the country.

The group, now tapping the bottomless talent of multi-instrumentalist Catherine Hiltz and with Hoyer still lending a capable hand, are currently at work on a second release and a fresh suite of invigorating pop movements.
- J. Giles