The British band Daughter has released a gorgeous new song, “Smother,” that showcases lead singer Elena Tonra’s heavenly vocals and the band’s quietly dramatic and moody songwriting. Daughter return to Philly on Tuesday, October 16th at Kung Fu Necktie. Listen to the song below. Go here for tickets and information about the show.
Willie Nelson’s western town in Luck, TX, is about a 45 minute ride from downtown Austin. On Thursday, March 15th, at SXSW, the town was transformed into the Heartbreak Banquet, a performance space with two stages featuring over 20 musicians including Rhett Miller, Father John Misty, Blitzen Trapper, Daughter, Billy Joe Shaver, Phosphorescent, and Gary Clark, Jr.
Heartbreak Banquet was presented by Electric Lady Studios and Robot Fondue, in association with John Varvatos. For the attendees (including WXPN Station Manager Roger LaMay) it was a welcome break and musical retreat from the frenzied pace of SXSW.
The London trio Daughter made its American debut last Tuesday night at Union Transfer, opening for Tennis and White Rabbits. That same day, the band released its debut EP, The Wild Youth, on Glassnote Records. The band is fronted by guitarist Elena Tonra—who, during the show, exhibited a mesmerizing, intimate, and confident presence on stage. Below, download the song “Love” from the EP for free.