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Daughter Live in concert at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol this past weekend. Getting started in 2010, and with a critically acclaimed debut album in 2013, Daughter have risen quickly in popularity with audiences as well as the press. Described variously as Indie/Folk/Ambient and Pop, but leaning heavily in the ambient direction, the band is fueled by the heady-emotion-filled songs of Elena Tonra, and have struck on a winning combination, creating a luxuriant soundscape to compliment what has been characterized as a unique sonic landscape.

Since their debut, they have issued some four eps, three singles and album, Not To Disappear, which was released this past January 2016 to worldwide sales,

This years BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol, which has been a feast of great and diverse music. In 2013 they were just starting to get notice and recognition. In the 3 years since, they have grown (as any band would, given the amount of hard work and touring they put in) and the effort has paid off. What is presented now is a polished and accomplished band; assured and comfortable with a capacity audience.

So this latest installment in the ongoing story of Daughter continues to be the success they’ve achieved in the past three years. From the sounds of it, there appears to be no letup and 2016 should be another good year for them.

Daughter – February 14th, 2016
BBC 6 Music Festival, Bristol, England, UK

Setlist:
How
Tomorrow
Numbers
Doing the Right Thing
Smother
Youth
New Ways
Fossa

Daughter

Daughter  in concert at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol this past weekend. Getting started in 2010, and with a critically acclaimed debut album in 2013, Daughter have risen quickly in popularity with audiences as well as the press.

Described variously as Indie/Folk/Ambient and Pop, but leaning heavily in the ambient direction, the band is fueled by the heady-emotion-filled songs of Elena Tonra, and have struck on a winning combination, creating a luxuriant soundscape to compliment what has been characterized as a unique sonic landscape.

Since their debut, they have issued some four eps, three singles and another album, Not To Disappear, which was released this past January to worldwide sales, extending their appeal way beyond their UK fanbase.

They are one of the big acts again this year,  at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol, which has been a feast of great and diverse music. In 2013 they were just starting to get notice and recognition. In the 3 years since, they have grown (as any band would, given the amount of hard work and touring they put in) and the effort has paid off. What is presented now is a polished and accomplished band; assured and comfortable with a capacity audience.

One of the nice things about following bands via the internet, which you really weren’t able to do before having fingertip/worldwide access, is catching their live gigs and reading their reviews the night after, hearing their radio sessions and interviews and being witness to a band growing and maturing before your eyes – the cause and effect; the hard work and endless slog it takes, and the payoff of a growing and loyal audience and hitting that success, knowing you’re doing something right. It’s great stuff and it’s wonderful to watch.

So this latest installment in the ongoing story of Daughter continues to be the success they’ve achieved in the past three years. From the sounds of it, there appears to be no letup and 2016 should be another good year for them.

When it came time for British three-piece Daughter to make videos for their new album, “Not to Disappear,” they sent three songs to writer Stuart Evers (“Ten Stories About Smoking”). Evers then wrote three short stories, which were then used as the basis for the videos “Doing the Right Thing,” “Numbers” and now “How,” which premieres on Speakeasy today.

The band released three respective short films for the tracks. Though all are linked by one motif, the films can be enjoyed on their own or sequentially. You can read about the experiences of all involved, the meaning behind the stories that inspired the films, and find-behind the-scenes photos from the video shoots below, along with the music videos themselves.

The story that inspired the video for “How” is called “5,040,” which refers to the number of ways the woman in the video can lock her door. One day, she decides to get the courage up and go out into the world, where an eerie scene takes place on a beach.

“I love the fact that it wasn’t necessarily about the song,” says Daughter guitarist/vocalist Elena Tonra. “There’s a surreal army of women in red dresses that turn toward her. It feels quite nightmarish.”

For all three videos, Daughter tapped filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard to create the visuals, with the common thread being a red dress seen in each clip. In “How,” it’s a symbol “up for interpretation.”

“There’s a lot of texture that we use,” Tonra says of the band’s music. “We all love film and we’re very excited about the idea that people would want to use our music to put for visuals.”

Daughter is gearing up for a North American tour in support of “Not to Disappear,” starting in March opening in Philadelphia.

“Not to Disappear” is out now on Glassnote Records. Watch the videos for “Doing the Right Thing” and “Numbers” .

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Daughter  –   ” If You Leave “

Nearly three years after the release of their debut ‘If You Leave’, Daughter – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella – will return in 2016 with a new album, entitled ‘Not To Disappear’.

Not To Disappear’ is Daughter’s second album and finds the band making confident strides forward both sonically and lyrically. Elena, Igor and Remi spent a summer in New York recording ‘Not To Disappear’ with Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, War On Drugs, Animal Collective) at his Rare Book Room studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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The Fat White Family  –   “Whitest Boy On The Beach”  

The Fat White Family announce details of ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’, the first track from their forthcoming second album.

The single is released on the band’s own Without Consent label.

The track is accompanied by a video shot at Beachy Head and directed by the acclaimed artist Tim Noble.

The band release their second album, ‘Songs For Our Mothers’, early 2016. It follows their hugely acclaimed debut album ‘Champagne Holocaust’, released in 2013.

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The Mystery Jets  –

Of all the acts that sprang into life in The Libertines’ Fagin-like wake, Mystery Jets were always the hardest to pin down. A Syd Barrett-enthralled troupe fashioning delightfully skewed, potting shed psychedelia out of playful wonky pop and unashamedly proggy flourishes from their Thameside hideout of Eel Pie, the South London island that played midwife to the British R&B boom in the early ’60s.On Curve Of The Earth, Mystery Jets have changed tack again, only this time it’s been to strip back some of their more shapeshifting tendencies and distil the essence of what makes them such a great band. Arguably their strongest, most personal and most coherent set of tracks to date, it highlights what the kids down the front of their shows shouting “Zoo Time!” have known all along, that at their centre Mystery Jets simply write amazing songs.

 

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Sauna Youth are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. ‘Weird’ is a meaningless platitude, and ‘art punk’ is a classifier that shouldn’t be required. This last year has been an amazing time for the band, seeing them release their widely applauded ‘Distractions’ album, a split record with their sister band Monotony, embarking on several tours, radio sessions and even appearing on Marc Riley’s ‘All Shook Up’ TV show for BBC iPlayer.

To celebrate all of this Sauna Youth have decided 2015 has just enough room left in it for one more 7” and video. ‘The Bridge’ is taken from their album and accompanied with an exclusive brand new song called Blurry Images’ on the flipside.

Beginning and ending in squalling feedback ‘The Bridge’ is the song that rings longest in your head when listening to ‘Distractions’, it’s full of the desire to set yourself apart, to connect and hold fast. “I am the source of the overflow, a torn neck, an effervescent glow, I am the route to the heart of it” sing Ecke and Boon in everyman unison. It’s keen and brisk, tireless and smart as a whip. ‘Blurry Images’ prefers to jog on the spot, its drumbeat and bassline pinned down by throbbing keyboard jabs. “Ancient warning, or invitation, what’s it look like to you?” question the vocals, drawing the song into focus before upping the contrast. It’s a tour de force and a fitting home for one of the most unhinged guitar solos the band have committed to tape so far.

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Sheer Mag

Limited CD containing Sheer Mag’s first two EPs (originally released on Wilsuns Recording Company in the USA and Static Shock in UK/Europe) to coincide with the bands first European tour. Eight tracks in twenty seven minutes. In 2014, Sheer Mag seemingly came out of nowhere with possibly Static Shock’s favourite release of the year. They are the only band of recent times that manages to sound like a mix of a classic Seventies rock record, power pop and an obscure English DIY 7″ from the late 70’s.

Everything sounds scrappy, fuzzy and scuzzy and it’s all the better for it. The riff packed guitar work and fuzzed female vocals sit perfectly together whilst the crude rhythms just adds bounce and basic beats. Think a mix of the power pop delight of Protex, the lo-fi nature of The Seize, the riffs of Thin Lizzy and the powerful female vocal of Suzi Quatro. The CD comes in a reverse board digipack and with a double sided lyric insert.

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Numbers is taken from Daughter’s second LP, “Not To Disappear”, to be released on 15th January via 4AD/Glassnote Records.

Not To Disappear has crept right up our list of records we’re looking forward to since the band’s recent show at St Johns Church in Hackney, a triumph which showed they’ve found the balance between the delicate, tender nuances we love the band for and a little extra oomph which enhances the live experience. We really, really, loved it and Numbers stood out, with its thunderous bass and rattling drums. It’s a little softer on the release, so, if you like your music with a little kick in the chest make sure you head out to one of their forthcoming live shows.

Nearly three years after the release of their debut ‘If You Leave’, Daughter – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella – will return in 2016 with a new album, entitled ‘Not To Disappear’.

‘Not To Disappear’ is Daughter’s second album and finds the band making confident strides forward both sonically and lyrically. Elena, Igor and Remi spent a summer in New York recording ‘Not To Disappear‘ with Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, War On Drugs, Animal Collective) at his Rare Book Room studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

It’s been a while since we have felt as emotionally pulled apart after listening to the band Daughter. Poignancy and poetry is the name of the game for this band and they manage to deliver that with a fragility that is both beguiling and unnerving. Daughter have a new track, it’s straight back to business with the new single ‘Doing the Right Thing’ a deeply emotional tale about growing old, which is complimented by an even more emotionally charged video

It not only the first we have heard for sometime but it also announces the band’s return to live shows , Elena, Igor & Remi will play three special headline shows in the UK this November.

16th – GLASGOW, Art School
18th – BRISTOL, Trinity
19th – LONDON, St. John at Hackney Church

Tickets go on general sale this Friday, 2nd Oct. An exclusive fan pre-sale is available via Songkick 24 hours before on Thursday, 1st Oct. Go here for further information: http://bit.ly/daughterpresale

Daughter’s new album ‘Not To Disappear’ is released on the 15th January 2016 via 4AD/Glassnote.

The single comes with the imminent release of the new LPNot to Disappear” produced by Nicolas Vernhes it is likely to be another piece of atmospheric beauty with humanity and vulnerability.

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Warpaint and Daughter makes a pretty good match: the moody, punchy attitude of the former meets up with the moody, airy temperament of the latter, and you end up with a pretty good remix. The two bands have announced that they will rework each other’s tracks on a new split for Record Store Day 2015. The first of these two remixes is Warpaint’s take on Daughter’s If You Leave track “Winter,” and the L.A. band adds some smoky instrumentation and a heightened sense of urgency to the sleepy original.

 

Los Angeles indie quartet Warpaint and UK folk outfit Daughter have joined forces for a new 12-inch single in which they’ll be remixing one another’s tracks. Due out on Record Store Day 2015, its previewed today with Warpaint’s contribution, a reimagining of Daughter’s 2013 If You Leave highlight, “Winter”.

 

As previously reported, having always held mutual admiration from afar, Warpaint and Daughter have done one-off remixes of one another’s work. Having shared Warpaint’s remix of “Winter” by Daughter last week, today they unveil the second track from their remix collaboration, Daughter’s remix of “Feeling Alright” by Warpaint. The two tracks will be sold as a super-limited edition 12″ EP, available exclusively as part of Record Store Day 2015.

Warpaint and Daughter have teamed up to reimagine each other’s work.  Check out part 1 – “Winter” (Warpaint Remix) above – and watch this space this time next week for part two! Both remixes are being made into a super limited edition 12” EP, which will be available exclusively as part of Record Store Day 2015.

 

 

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Hailing from London Sophie Jamieson and her band project, this track is taken from the “WHERE” Ep with echoes of Daughter organ and strings with a superb haunting melody and similar atmospherics, A heart aching beautiful song.

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I am hearing this on BBC adverts all the time,It is a song that really sticks in your mind, taken from the early EP “The Wild Youth”  check out the wonderful debut album “If You Leave” on 4AD Records, Elean Tonra Hushed Dreamy vocals added to the guitars of Igor Haefell and later added drummer Remi Aquilella