The Gift is an indie band with a sound that ranges from pop rock to electronica using elegant arrangements that include anything from strings to subtle analogue synthesizers. They are pioneering icons in the Portuguese DIY scene, hugely successful in Portugal where they have had several nº 1 hits. Sónia Tavares’ powerful and versatile voice is perhaps their most emblematic trait, but media and fans often say that it is on stage that the band reveals their best with energetic, surprising and elaborate shows that can be adequately presented on big festival stages, arenas or small intimate environments like theaters and small clubs.
The Gift have played all over Europe, toured the USA and Canada several times, visited Australia and Asia but it is in Spain and Brazil that the band has become more established outside their home country of Portugal where they have achieved gold/platinum status on record sales and topped the radio airplay charts for many years. The most recent album, Altar, was nº1 in Portugal for three weeks in the month it was released.
«The stunning 6th album from these Portuguese heroes was produced and partially penned by Brian Eno, but there’s plenty of other reasons to get on board here, too!» - New Noise Magazine
«Theatrical pop that brings in discordant synths and an intense, joyous expression of creative talent!» - The Independent