Fresh off a recent physical re-release of their dark and sensual EP Saudade, along with an appearance on our Bandwagon festival bus recently, electronic duo .gif are currently set for bigger things as they've been selected as one of two local acts to join the sprawling and acclaimed line-up of 2015's Laneway Festival. Made up of vocalist weish and producer Din, the duo has been captivating audiences over the years through several gigs and festivals and now they'll be exposed to an even bigger crowd. Whether or not they'll be debuting new material we've been longing for, we'll only have to wait and see come January 24.
As part of a Laneway special for our new column On the Record, which we debuted with post-hardcore band Caracal, we asked .gif about the albums that have inspired them over the years. We also learn that they were big on Eminem in secondary school and were scared of classical music when they were young. Also, guess who loves Avril Lavigne's first album? But then again, who doesn't?
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The Records That Inspire Us
Télépopmusik - Angel Milk
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
Michael Jackson's full discography
Kimbra - The Golden Echo
The Records We Jam at 2am On the Road
Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse
Kent - Hagnesta Hill
Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Justin Timberlake - Justified
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Lovesounds
The Records that We Won't Listen to Ever Again
Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Incidentally, this was the first album I ever bought.
Bon Jovi - s/t
The Records That Never Fail to Make Us Cry
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Radiohead - OK Computer
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
The Records that Make Us Proud to Be Singaporean
Plainsunset - Lovesongsfortheemotionallywounded
Serenaide - The Other End of the Receiver
The Great Spy Experiment - Flower Show Riots
Amateur Takes Control - You, Me, And the Things Unsaid
Plainsunset - The Gift
B-Quartet - Tomorrow Is Our Personal Address
TOO MANY LAH WHY ASK JIALAT QUESTION
The Records With the Most Secondary School Feels
AFI - Black Sails in the Sunset
Green Day - International Superhits
Honorable mentions: Too Phat's Plan B and Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP.
Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP
NSYNC's full discography
The Records You'd Least Expect Us to Listen to
Avril Lavigne - Let Go
Savage Garden - s/t
The Records That Scared Us as a Child
The entire Kitaro discography
TRIVIA TIME! Kitaro had to cancel a Singapore date in 1984 because our government at that time banned long hair on men. We heard similar policies prevented Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin from coming here as well.