November 22, 2004
The Gift - AM FM

Went to a concert with Portuguese band The Gift at Cargo (Atlantic Waves Festival) last night.

A great, energetic band playing music that is very hard to categorize. Imagine, if you dare, a mix of Bjrk, Anastacia and Sigur Rs, all playing (incl a Theremin, an accordeon etc) and singing together, on speed... or something like that... In either case a great live-alternative-pop/rock-band; if you've got an opportunity and you're into that sort of music, you really should check them out on stage (3 concerts coming up in US the next days, 1 in NY, 1 in Santa Monica, 1 in Santa Fe).

As it happens, coinciding with the concerts, The Gift is also releasing a new double album called AM FM in a couple of days. Yesterday, after the concert, I was one of the first to buy it, and even got it autographed by the band. Although it would probably fetch a nice sum on eBay, I'll definitely keep it as a souvenir of the concert and of The Gift.

First impressions: The album is slightly toned down compared to the wicked, weird, wild and wonderful live show, but the music is solid, rich and energetic. Get it if you can.

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Sounds like a fabulous new band to try out! Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by: eliot on November 23, 2004 07:07 PM

I've recommended this particular concert to a friend of mine living near London. I'm a big portuguese fan of The Gift and I'm anciously waiting for November the 29th.

It's wonderful reading about how well they are doing outside Portugal.

Thanxs

Posted by: Nuno Silva on November 24, 2004 11:50 AM

The Gift - only for real music lovers :P

Check emule in 29th guys :))

Posted by: Rui Marques on November 27, 2004 11:31 PM

About The Gift There is something i just have to say: they are really fantastic!!! This latest work "am-fm" is really something that portugal can be proud of. I love them since the first album and i recomend it as well!

Posted by: susana on December 20, 2004 03:13 PM

Great to hear about "The Gift" outside Portugal! I went to one of their live shows (my fifth ;) last week here in Portugal, and as always it has been great... they are really great!

Posted by: jcp on May 18, 2005 11:22 PM

The Gift, an amazing group....
I couldnt believe that they are a Portuguese band.
I started seeing them on mtv(driving you slow) now
Im glued to mtv hoping that Ill be able to see more of them...........

Posted by: Tanya on May 26, 2005 08:35 PM

i saw the gift in concert in a festival called senglarock in lleida . it was amazing. their concert was on friday ,next monday i bought their cd am / fm. its worth listening to
.

Posted by: amadeus on July 20, 2005 06:07 PM

they are awsome

Posted by: vitor on July 24, 2005 10:25 PM

"AM-FM" is a great ambum, but "Film" also from The Gift is another wonderfull album that you should try out!

Posted by: Saul on October 31, 2005 12:56 AM

Hello... I have a problem....I can't find the lyrics for the new album e4xcept for one song.! I need the lyrics for 1977 from AM FM, for my theater project. If anybody nows the lyrics or where I can find them...please email me. I would be eternaly thankfull

Posted by: Sabrina on November 17, 2005 06:25 PM

please i want the lyrics of the gift AM FM!!
thanx

Posted by: on December 22, 2005 01:44 AM
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