Daughter (band)

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Daughter is an English indie rock band from London. They released their first album If You Leave in 2013, which reached 16 in the UK Albums Chart.

Career[change | change source]

At first, Daughter was just a name for the music of singer Elena Tonra. Then Tonra met guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella at London's the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and made Daughter a band. Haefeli is Tonra's boyfriend. In April 2011 they released their first EP, His Young Heart. On October 2 2011 their second EP was released by Communion Records. In 2012 they were signed to the British record label 4AD. Daughter's first single "Smother" was released in 2012. "Youth" was played in UK drama Skins in the eighth episode of series six and in Grey's Anatomy and Mistresses.

In March 2013 Daughter's first album If You Leave was released by 4AD. It got mostly good reviews.

Daughter performed at the John Peel stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013. This was the first time they were on UK TV. They are currently touring Europe.

On 28 October 2013 the fourth single was released from If You Leave, "Amsterdam".[1]

"Human", the third single from If You Leave, is on Zane Lowe's 100 Hottest Records of 2013.[2]

In December 2013 NME put If You Leave on their list of 50 Best Albums Of 2013.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Daughter share live video for "Amsterdam"". The Line of Best Fit.
  2. BBC. "BBC - Radio 1 - Zane Lowe - Hottest 100 records 2013". www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. nme. "International Velvet". NME.

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