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Daughter - Out Now: Daughter - If You Leave
Daughter : Out Now: Daughter - If You Leave
18th March 2013

"A grand record." Loud And Quiet (9/10)

"Word-in-the-ear intimate and mountain-range massive." The Fly (4/5)

"An engrossing and deeply moving affair." Drowned in Sound (9/10)

"Haefeli's swirls cocoon Tonra's confessions, giving the songs a Cocteau Twins veneer." Q (4/5)

"One of the most stunning, and emotionally captivating records you'll ever hear." MusicOMH (5/5)

"If You Leave is staggeringly beautiful from beginning to close." The Line Of Best Fit (9.5/10)

This week sees the release of Daughter’s debut album If You Leave.

Less of a statement of intent, these ten songs are more of a snapshot of a year in Daughter's short life. Lyrically, Elena plumbs 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.

Daughter started life in 2010 as an outlet for the musings of Elena and Igor, then fellow class-mates studying music in college. A four-track EP His Young Heart was self-released in April 2011, The Wild Youth EP followed soon after. Remi completed the line-up in late-2011. On the strength of those two releases alone the trio have gained a loyal fan base, which continues to grow. Daughter's two singles for 4AD thus far, 'Smother' and 'Still', have garnered huge radio support, with boths song having been playlisted at Radio 1, 6Music and XFM, whilst their first headline tour in the UK back in january was completely sold out; a clear indication that this young trio's star is on the ascent.

If You Leave is available on CD, LP and digital download. Click here for more information.

The band will play four in-stores in the UK this week, starting tonight in Brighton (Resident) and then on to London (Rough Trade East), Cardiff (Spillers) and Bristol (Rise). All listed with the band's forthcoming tour dates below. With the album receiving Album of the Week status with Zane Lowe on Radio 1 last week, they will also be appearing on his show in session tomorrow night. You'll be able to listen to it live here.

Watch the excellent video for ‘Still’ here or below.

Tour Dates

4th- Botanique Rotunde, Brussels
5thMotel Mazaique, Rotterdam
7th- Melkweg, Amsterdam
8thGebaude 9, Koln
9th - Festaal, Berlin
10th - Vega, Copenhagen
12th - Mejeriet, Lund
13th - Debaser Stockholm, Stockholm
15thKnust, Hamburg
16th - Zoom, Frankurt
17th - Kinski Klub, Zurich
19thCafé de la Danse, Paris
21st - Birmingham Institute The Library, Birmingham
22nd - Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
23rd - Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
24th - Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

1st - Bowery Ballroom, New York
2nd - Black Cat, Washington
3rd - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia
4thThe Sinclair, Boston
6thPetit Campus, Montreal
7thGreat Hall, Toronto
8th - A&R Bar, Columbus
9thLincoln Hall, Chicago
10th - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis
11th - Record Bar, Kansas City
13thLarimer Lounge, Denver
14thUrban Lounge, Salt Lake City
16th - Neumos, Seattle
17thVenue, Vancouver
18thDoug Fir Lounge, Portland
22ndTroubadour, Los Angeles
25th - Field Day, London

16th - The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
17th - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
19th - Newcastle Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
20th - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
21stManchester Ritz, Manchester
22ndTown Hall, Middlesborough
24thKomedia Bath, Bath
25thUniversity SU, Cardiff
26th - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
27th - Norwich UEA, Norwich
29th - Shepherds Bush Empire, London