We couldn’t be any more pleased to have this Singaporean electronic experimental duo, .gif (Weish and Din) a band we’ve featured some time ago (read here) playing for our fourth installment of TWS Season 9. Their debut EP ‘Saudade’ released last year November is a testament of the band’s musical prowess and how their sound has progressed over the time. Ultimately, it is the combined elements of chillwave, downtempo and indie dreampop flair surging through this album that gives .gif its vitality. They beguile you in the essence of compelling songwriting, breathy vocals that instill emotional penetration effectively intertwined with the spaced-out synths and beat arrangements – and all that’s enough to captivate listeners with every spin.

A solid debut indeed and hopefully the band will assert the continual experimental effort into their future work as well as expanding to larger audiences which will solidify the integration of this creative duo.

by Izyan Liyana