19 – Daughter

I’m in a bit of a dilemma today. Not by the choice of artist to include: that’s easy – it’s dark indie-folksters Daughter, who are excellent. No, rather it’s which song from their ace new album Not to Disappear to include.

So I’ll start with the more interesting one. No Care is a bloody amazing little tune, led by some frenetic drumming and bass and depicting the intricacies of inconsequential, dingy sexual liasons. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve heard recently – like if Julie Delpy took a huge batch of speed and started a stream-of-consciousness rant. Glorious.

(unfortunately there’s no video for it. Sorry!)

The other stand-out tune on the album is the opener New Ways – a meandering, melancholic slice of feels that comes across like a mix between early Portishead and Closer by Kings of Leon. Again, it’s awesome.

(you only get a live version of this one on video, I’m afraid. Not bad, but the album version is better)

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