Oh, Daughter.

26 Jan

When I was living in London, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Miss Elena Tonra and watching her grow into Daughter.  If you haven’t yet heard of Daughter, which you very well may have with the amount of noise is being made about them, the group consists of Elena at the front, Igor and (one of  my favorite people from my London sect) Remi.  I’ve been meaning to write about Daughter for some time now…I have always been struck to the core by their music.

The first time I saw Daughter perform, the reaction of the crowd was perfect silence.  Their music and the lyrics somehow stun entire crowds into submission.  Haunting, beautiful, painful, understanding, destructive, peaceful.  It’s like Daughter rips your heart out and comes to stand very kindly next to you as you watch it on the floor thinking ‘that was bound to happen…thank you for understanding’.

It has to be said, when I opened the latest issue of Nylon magazine and saw the perfectly quirky and stunning Elena as one of the ‘cool kids’ in London, gaining an entire page in the magazine just for her, I completely swelled with pride.  Her talent and her dedication to her art has ensured that she deserves all the wonderful that is coming her way.

Elena in Nylon Magazine

Make sure to check out their music, watch their videos and keep a very keen eye on their tour dates.  It is with very tightly crossed fingers that I hope they make their way over to the States so I get to get welled-up in both a bit of pride and admiration at Daughter as a group of people who I think very highly of but also as a vessel for some of my favorite music in the world.

Daughter – ‘Peter’

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5 Responses to “Oh, Daughter.”

  1. Angela January 26, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Super blog! Bravo!
    Angela
    http://doigt.net

  2. mie January 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    ohhh great! thanks for the sharing!:D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

  3. Angela Doava January 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    J’aime les photos!!!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

  4. The Baker January 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Home has to be one of my favorite song discoveries of late…Ben Howard, who she’s opened for several times, is also amazing. So glad people are quickly recognizing her enormous talent!

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  1. Get Lucky. | thethrillofthechaise - June 13, 2013

    […] some of my favorite people out there…Daughter.  (I’ve written about these dolls before here and you should read it.)  Anyway, Elena, Igor and Remi have done a brilliant cover of the song […]

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