Daughter are a London-based band. Originally the solo work (acoustically) of Elena Tonra, they are now a trio with electric guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella.  They released their first EP entitled, Demos in 2010 which garnered much attention leading the band to self release another EP, His Young Heart in April 2011. That same year the band released another EP, The Wild Youth through Communion, an organization in London formed by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), former Cherbourg bassist Kevin Jones, and producer Ian Grimblethat. It combines elements of live promotion, publishing, records and production to create a hub for songwriters and musicians to develop and flourish in an increasingly competitive industry environment. Again with their latter EP release, garnered them much attention that the respected British website, For Folk’s Sake quoted, “one of the most unique sounds in the pop landscape today”. Radio 1 famed DJ Huw Stephens, enamored by them, invited the band to come play a session on his show. With all this happening it led the band to ink a deal with the prestigious UK label 4AD. Elena commented on this exciting partnership, “we couldn’t be happier to be working with 4AD, a label that has released so many inspirational records and whose ethos we hold in very high regard. It really is a privilege.” Daughter’s first single, Smother was UK released in October 2012 and was heavily played on Radio 1 and 6Music giving the status of  “Single of the Week” by early supporter Huw Stephens. Their next single, Youth was placed in several UK advertisements  (adverts as Brits like to say) for TV series and promos. Now with all this success the band is now getting recognized in the U.S., signing with Glassnote Records, performing SXSW, CMJ and being placed on popular TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy (song: Home) and The Vampire Diaries (songs: Medicine, Smother). One of my favorite songs is The Woods on The Wild Youth EP. I just love the atmospheric airy vocals of Elena Tonra blended with poetic lyrics and their mystical sound. Daughter’s debut album is set to be released sometime in 2013 which I can’t wait. In the meantime, if you are drawn to what you hear then I suggest you skip over to Itunes and buy these EP’s. It’s totally worth the aural experience.


songs: Youth, Smother, The Woods, Switzerland, Medicine, Home, Run, Candles

albums: The Wild Youth EP, His Young Heart EP

website: http://www.ohdaughter.com/








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  1. gogi says:

    i really like her music!! she has a peaceful haunting sound. she reminds of a mix of sarah mclaughlin and tori amos with an acoustic enya! wow! is that even fathomable?? great songs!

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