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.
This week Stornoway release their second album, Tales From Terra Firma, (excl. North America - released 18th March).
It is an album of stories – birth, death, marriage, coming of age: The Big Stuff. The songs were mostly written in a camper van in land-locked Oxford and the bulk of the recording spanned two winters, between December 2011 and November 2012. During this time no one outside the band heard the songs before the final mixes.
It all adds to the sense of a band intent on writing their own story to their own exacting specifications, oblivious to trends or outside influence. “We never aspire to be anything other than who we are,” says singer and principal songwriter Brian Briggs. “We’ve never felt we fitted in with a particular music scene, it’s always been about doing our own thing and being ourselves. It is honest music.”
The London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella will follow their late-April shows and festival appearances over the summer with an eleven date run in October, culminating at London's 2,000-capacity Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets for the October tour will go on general sale on Monday 11th March at 9am. A fan pre-sale begins on Friday 8th March at 9am (check www.ohdaughter.com for more details).
With the already announced Iron and Wine show at the Barbican on May 31st long sold out, a second date at the venue has been added to the tour due to demand. Taking place on Tuesday May 28th, tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday. The forthcoming UK dates now look like the below:
28th - The Barbican, London
29th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
30th - Opera House, Manchester
31st - The Barbican, London - SOLD OUT
Ahead of this tour and the release of the new album, Ghost on Ghost on April...
Details have been announced for LSXX, the 20th anniversary reissue of the Breeders' Platinum album, Last Splash, which will be released April 23, 2013 on 4AD.
LSXX will be available as a limited-edition, seven-disc vinyl box set, and a three-CD package. Many of the recordings included in the set have never been released before, and for other tracks, it will be the first time they receive a worldwide release. Cover and individual sleeve artwork has been created by renowned British...