London's Elena Tonra has quietly been making a name for herself in the UK music scene with her stripped-down, but evoking take of rootsy folk music. I've been listening to her track from her debut EP on Glassnote Records, The Wild Youth, and it does give off a chilling effect. It's the kind of music where you're afraid to move because you're so enchanted.
With her partner Igor Haefeli they make up Daughter. They will making their way to the U.S. in March for their first series of stateside live sets as an opening act for Tennis and White Rabbits in Philly and D.C. and playing early shows in NYC. You know how I love my British singer-songwriters and I seem to endorse them all, but Daughter is somebody that you need to put ahead of the pack. Last year, Tonra put out the His Young Heart EP, which was just a primer for her new material. On the first track, "Landfill", she sings how she hates somebody's guts even though she wants them. Yikes. She has my attention. That you can download via any download service.
- March 6: Union Transfer -- Philadelphia (with Tennis & White Rabbits)
- March 7: Black Cat -- Washington, D.C. (with Tennis & White Rabbits)
- March 9: Mercury Lounge (early show) -- New York
- March 10: Glasslands (early show) -- Brooklyn
For visual representation of Elena and her crew, check out this live performance of Youth: