The London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella, collectively known as Daughter, has signed to 4AD worldwide, outside of North America.
On the strength of just two EPs, His Young Heart and The Wild Youth, Daughter have built for themselves a dedicated following, illustrated by their sold-out show at the 700-capacity Assembly Hall in North London. No mean feat for a band whose current incarnation has been performing together for a mere eighteen months.
Commenting on their new career path, Daughter say, â€śWe couldnâ€™t be happier to be working with 4AD, a label that has released so many inspirational records and whose ethos we hold in very high regard. It really is a privilege.â€ť
Daughter are currently working on their debut album.
The next single to be taken from Daughter’s debut album If You Leave is ‘Human’.
Daughter is the London-based trio consisting of Elena Tonra (vocals, guitar), Swiss-born Igor Haefeli (guitar) and French native Remi Aguilella (drums). Starting life in 2010, Daughter released two EPs His Young Heart (April 2011) and The Wild Youth (late-2011) before signing to 4AD in 2012. In their short career the young trio have managed to gain a loyal following. With numerous sold-out shows under their belts (they recently headlined the 1,300-capacity Hackney Empire in London) and a steadily growing fanbase, it’s no real surprise that their debut long-player If You Leave entered the Top 20 in the UK album charts in its first week of release.
This week sees the release of Daughter’s debut album If You Leave through 4AD.
Less of a statement of intent, these ten songs are more of a snapshot of a year in Daughter's short life. Lyrically, Elena plumb the depths of her psyche to reveal her innermost thoughts, finding comfort in expounding those internal demons. If You Leave is a bold move for an act still in its infancy, displaying a maturity that belies their youth.
If You Leave is available on CD, LP and digital download.