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 Björk, Anastacia and Sigur Rós, 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.
Sounds like a fabulous new band to try out! Thanks for the recommendation.
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.
The Gift - only for real music lovers :P
Check emule in 29th guys :))
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!
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!
The Gift, an amazing group....
I couldn´t believe that they are a Portuguese band.
I started seeing them on mtv(driving you slow) now
I´m glued to mtv hoping that I´ll be able to see more of them...........
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. it´s worth listening to
"AM-FM" is a great ambum, but "Film" also from The Gift is another wonderfull album that you should try out!
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
please i want the lyrics of the gift AM FM!!
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