My first post since returning from End of the Road Festival (a review should hopefully follow by the end of the week) so it makes perfect sense to feature one of the artists I saw there, Daughter. An act who have risen dramatically in size over the past eighteen months or so, in terms of fan-base and sound alike, from Elena's solo folk-ish beginnings (do make sure you've listened to the breathtaking "Peter") to the widescreen soundscapes that dominate throughout their debut album If You Leave.
The trio's latest single "Youth" (a track which itself first appeared back in 2011 on the EP The Wild Youth) has been mentioned here on a few occasions so I'll focus on the releases flip side, a new track called "Smoke". It (of course) revels in slow-building, haunting intimacy, with sparse atmosphere and sultry, emotive vocals once again the signature tones, it's something Daughter deliver with exceptional, heart-felt beauty and grace and once again I find myself left feeling weak at the knees (and long may it continue).
The single is available now on limited 7" and you can catch the band on an extensive worldwide tour between now on November - head to their label 4AD for a list of dates and order points.