From The Magazine: Daughter: “Lyrically and musically, the album grew hand in hand”

Daughter: “Lyrically and musically, the album grew hand in hand”

In the February 2016 issue of DIY, the London band discuss ‘Not To Disappear’.

In the new, February 2016 issue of DIY - out this Friday 29th January - we sit down with Daughter to discuss all things ‘Not To Disappear’.

As it turns out, their second full-length album saw the band bask in a new togetherness, with all aspects of writing and recording being a three-way street for the first time.

“We were being a bit more direct. It was interesting, as it was the first time for us that, lyrically and musically, the album grew hand in hand. It wasn’t about adapting to one another, it was about seeing it progress together,” explains the band’s Igor Haefeli to Will Richards.

A greater anger and aggression is something that bursts out of certain corners of ‘Not To Disappear’, and singer/guitarist Elena Tonra recalls recording vocals for album standout ‘No Care’ by following the existing guitar line and improvising her anger into verse. “We had this guitar loop which was very distorted and sludgy, and that song was a case of me pressing record and just spilling. That wasn’t even written down, just ranted out. I think it feels a bit like that too, just spitting out words.”

Read the full interview in the February issue of DIY, out Friday. Pre-order a free copy below.


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