Known for their dark beats and emotive vocals, electronic duo .gif has graced stages all over the world with their gritty, immersive soundscapes.
The duo’s debut EP saudade dates back to 2013, followed by full-length album soma in 2015 and their second full-length album HAIL NOTHING in 2020.
Heavily informed by postmodern literature, film and theatre, .gif’s work grapples with themes of alienation, displacement, loneliness; the impossibility of forming any real human connection.
- Electronic / Downtempo
- weish – vocals / synths
- din – production / electronics / beats / synths
.gif has played festivals such as St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, BIGSOUND Brisbane, HUSH! Music Festival Macau, George Town Festival Penang, Java Soundsfair Jakarta and more recently, the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei.
Beyond the music circuit, .gif have also performed at Sundance Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest, due to vocalist weish’s involvement in the soundtrack of Sundance award-winning film Shirkers, now a Netflix Original. Their music also features on Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined, the first Singaporean film to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival.
Later, they would become Music Directors to Checkpoint Theatre’s groundbreaking SIFA 2019 production, Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner. Come 2020, they have written and performed their own form-bending multi-disciplinary production, Beside Ourselves, a commission for the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, to an overwhelming reception.
In their writing, the pair often draw from literature, theatre and film. The duo have also been featured on international publications such as VICE’s Thump (US), FasterLouder (AU), Earmilk (US) and Indie Shuffle (US), earning critical comparisons to the likes of Portishead, Little Dragon and Björk.
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