Daughter is the London-based trio of Elena Tonra (vocals, guitar), Igor Haefeli (guitar) and Remi Aguilella (drums).
Starting life in 2010 as an outlet for the musings of Elena and Igor, then fellow class-mates studying music in college, they soon gained attention with their self-released four-track EP,¬†His Young Heart,¬†in April 2011, and the Communion Records sanctioned¬†The Wild Youth¬†EP,¬†which followed that October (around the same time as Remi joined the band). On the strength of those two releases alone and impressive early live shows, the now trio quickly gained a loyal fan base, one which continues to grow daily, and record deals with both 4AD and Glassnote (for North America). Their gestation was completed with a stunning performance of their now anthem 'Youth' on the prestigious The Late Show with David Letterman, a rare feat for a young, European band.
2013 marked the release of their debut album, the much anticipated If You Leave, a record that left many a fan and critic spellbound; "Word-in-the-ear intimate and mountain-range massive" The Fly, "Staggeringly beautiful from beginning to close, a catharsis that‚Äôs both bracing and woozily amniotic" The Line of Best Fit, "An album as beautifully conceived as (this) you follow from start to finish, riveted by the story it weaves and the emotion it bleeds" Drowned In Sound.
Entering the UK album charts in the Top 20, If You Leave continues to spread it's magic via word of mouth with both the band touring extensively and radio stations playing them with abandon. By the time 2013 is out, the band will have performed in excess of 130 shows across four continents in the calendar year, playing pretty much every major festival too. As well as playing shows with Sigur R√≥s and The National, one of their year's highlights will undoubtedly be their two packed shows at Glastonbury Festival, a real moment for the band and also when they finally make their UK TV debut, performing a stripped back version of 'Youth' for the BBC's Treehouse Sessions.
On the eve of Daughter’s sold-out headline show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, a video for their latest single ‘Amsterdam’ has been posted online.
Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, ‘Amsterdam’ offers an intimate glimpse of the trio behind the scenes when they performed at Festival No.6, set in the picturesque coastal resort of Portmeirion, North Wales...
Last night saw Daughter walk away with the prestigious Album of the Year trophy at the 2013 AIM Awards in London.
Honouring the independent music sector and the musicians who help to make it so vibrant, the AIM Awards are now into their third year and already an important date in the diary. Daughter were also shortlisted for Best Breakthrough and Best Track ('Youth'), with David Byrne & St. Vincent, Grimes and The National also nominated.
Currently on tour in Norway, the band yesterday confirmed the support acts for the forthcoming UK and European Tours this winter...