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.
Daughter will headline Beacons Festival 2014, held in Skipton, Yorkshire on 7th-10th August. Following the plaudits for debut album If You Leave, which was celebrated as Album of the Year at the AIM Awards last year, the trio will bring their acclaimed live show to Beacons in the summer for their first headline performance, set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales...
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...