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If You Leave
*** BONUS, LIMITED EDITION PRINT REFERRING TO THEIR SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE AT RISE FREE WITH EACH ORDER ****
*** RISE ALBUMS OF 2013 NUMBER 6 ***
Long time Rise favourites, Daughter release their debut album 'If You Leave on March' 18th 2013 through 4AD worldwide (April 30th in N. America via Glassnote).
If You Leave was recorded over a period of months at home and in various spaces across London. Production was overseen by Igor with additional production from Rodhaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and Jolyon Vaughan Thomas (Maps), and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83) at High Bank Studio and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.
Less of a statement of intent, these ten songs are more of a snapshot of a year in Daughter's short life. Lyrically, Elena plumb 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 last single 'Smother' garnered huge radio support, with the song playlisted at Radio 1, 6Music and XFM, whilst their first major UK tour - commencing next week - is sold out; a clear indication that this young trio's star is on the ascent.