Saturday 15 September 2012

Daughter - Smother

“I sometimes wish I’d stayed inside my mother, never to come out”.

If that lyric doesn’t kick you between the teeth then nothing will.  Daughter are responsible for some truly captivating lyrics – the simplicity of lines like “I want him but we’re not right” are pure heartbreak; “I’m sorry if I smothered you” the final, apologetic nail in the relationship coffin.

Sung by Elena Tonra, the words echo delicately amongst moody, reverbed guitars, ghostly vocal harmonies and distant percussion that swell and crescendo like a sonic tornado.  Daughter undoubtedly have a signature sound, though after two EPs and (now) another single, it is a little repetitive.  Yet with such poignant lyrics, the overall effect is spine-tingling and haunting nonetheless.  Let’s hope they hurry up and release a full LP soon.  In the meantime, check out the band in concert if you get the chance.


Listen: Smother is released on October 1st.

Watch: For upcoming tour dates, visit the band's Facebook page.