Dreamy indie-folk trio Daughter create lush acoustic melodies and fragile harmonies, delivered with an icy melancholy that broods like Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and scores of classic introspective singer-songwriters. Led by Elena Tonra's lyrics of broken-hearted bitterness and vengeful angst, the group formed in 2010 when she met Igor Haefeli (guitar) and Remi Aguilella (drums) while studying at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. Releasing EP The Wild Youth (2011) through Communion Records (founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett), they were enthusiastically championed by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and impressed critics with the atmospheric beauty of singles "Smother," "Human" and "Youth." Debut album If You Leave (2013) drew comparisons with the XX, Laura Marling and Cat Power as it went on to reach Number 16 in the UK charts to mark Daughter out as one of the breakthrough acts of 2013/14. Their track "Youth" was used as the theme music for ITV4's coverage of the Tour de France. The band's second album Not to Disappear arrived in 2016 and went to Number 17 in the UK charts. Their third, predominantly instrumental LP Music From Before the Storm was issued in 2017 as the soundtrack for video game Life Is Strange: Before the Storm while the announcement of Elena Tonra's new solo career as Ex:Re brought with it a hiatus from the band. Daughter announced their comeback in January 2023, releasing their first studio album in seven years, Stereo Mind Game, that April on Glassnote.