The following year in Liverpool – Double Echo played their first show as a live band. Determined not to go out as a “laptop act”, Chris and Ash performed alongside a dying, time-code striped tape machine and TR626, while smoke, weird projections and an extremely loud amplifier created a suitably immersive atmosphere. The show convinced local label EDILS to release the “Phantomime” album on CD and cassette, which was shortly followed by a compilation of Double Echo’s online output by Ritual Tapes in the US.
A second album, “La Danza” featuring new member Ellon Souter on lead vocals and a strong emphasis on cold synths, was released in 2015 on CD by Gothic Music (Finland) and on vinyl by Peter Out Records (Sweden) leading to their first European dates – a tour of darkwave clubs in Italy. Since then Double Echo have retreated into their home studios to work on a series of follow up albums (the first of which nears completion at time of writing) pausing briefly in 2016 to self-release the “Ancient Youth” EP and to perform at Return To The Batcave festival in Poland.