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Elena Tonra with Daughter at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, May 17 2013. Kirk Chaintraine photo.

Photos – Daughter at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, May 17 2013

– photos by Kirk Chaintraine

Daughter finishing up a West Coast tour for its 2013 debut full-length, If You Leave. The band was originally scheduled to play the smaller Venue but was moved to the Commodore due to high ticket demand.

The English indie folk band began in London in 2010 as a showcase for the songs of vocalist Elena Tonra. Tonra began working with guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella and became Daughter.

In April 2010, Daughter self-released their debut EP, His Young Heart. In August of 2011, iTunes selected “Landfill”, a song off the EP, for its Spotlight feature. The trio released If You Leave in March in the UK and this month in North America.

Since then, Vogue magazine named them an Artist of the Week and described their music as “a masterful blend of fluttering, heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic ballads with brooding, ambient soundscapes…” Mojo magazine described their songs as “unflinchingly honest and hugely captivating.”

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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