Indonesian quartet The SIGIT which formed in the early of 2000’s produce exhilarating mixture of hard-rock that has earned acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone Indonesia. The SIGIT was initiated in the late ‘90s by four high school friends, who shared a mutual admiration for rock gods of the ‘70s. The SIGIT’s wide range of stylistic interests made it difficult initially to identify the music scene that would fit their inventive material. In response to the popular garage gigs, The SIGIT released their debut EP in late 2004.
Esteemed publications and labels like FFWD Records came calling, providing The SIGIT opportunities to perform outside their garage. With high-energy and passionate performances, their profile began to rise rapidly through live shows, setting the stage for The SIGIT’s 2007 full-length debut, Visible Idea of Perfection. The album received glowing reviews, especially from Australian publications like Faster Louder.
This led to The SIGIT’s first international gigs, when they toured Australia for Visible Idea of Perfection. By 2009, The SIGIT were performing at US festivals like SXSW. That June, they released a collection of ten diverse songs entitled Hertz Dyslexia, which included a DVD of live footage and music videos. To celebrate the release, The SIGIT held a solo concert in Bandung, which was attended by a sold-out audience of over 3500 fans.
A national tour would follow, and The SIGIT’s national presence would increase significantly. The SIGIT recently released their second full-length album, Detourn. The title is a pun on the word “detournement”, a variation on a previous media work where the newly created one has a meaning that is antagonist to the original. The band started writing Detourn in 2009, and finally took to the studio in late 2011. Recording and mixing ended in January, and Detourn was released on March 16th via FFWD Records.
Detourn has already received significant acclaim. Rolling Stone Indonesia gave the album 4 out 5 stars, praising Detourn for its mixture of anthemic rockers and intricately precise orchestration. The album won ‘The Best Album of The Year 2013” in Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine.
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