Dec 13

ECHOTAPE

Formed in mid-2010 in a small town south of England, five men in their early twenty’s came together with a passion for creating music. As they began writing together about their life experiences and convictions, they teamed up with a series of left-field producers to record their first demos. Some of their early recording found their way to the original bass player from UK’s post-punk band Killing Joke, legendary producer Martin "Youth" Glover. Aside from Killing Joke, Youth is best known for his production efforts with Missy Higgins, Dido, The Verve, Beth Orton, James, Crowded House and many others.
Youth was impressed with what he heard in the demos and could see the potential in Echotape. He called them in for a writing session and after just a few short meetings, decided he wanted to record the band’s debut album based on his believe in the band the creativity that they had formed. The result will be heard in March next year with the release of Sky Above Quarley Hill, along with an extensive tour across the UK and dates in the U.S. and Europe. One of the early fan favorites from the release is “Riding For A Fall,” which appeals to the fans of Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire and The Stone Roses, can be heard HERE.

STREAM: “Riding For A Fall”

LINK: www.facebook.com/Echotape

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Dec 13

DAUGHTER

Twenty-One year old Elena Tonra hails from North London and started to make noise with her six-minute single, “Love.” Under the moniker Daughter, the support grew naturally, even slowly at first. But that changed as her music began climbing the Most Popular Song Chart on The Hype Machine music blog. Within a month, her music was at No.3 and she was featured on The Independent, noting her “beautifully-sung, literary folk” and her
“ethereal melancholy” as they tipped her as One To Watch. After releasing her debut EP, His Young Heart, she was soon being supported by BBC 6 and invited to perform sessions for Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music and Rob Da Bank on BBC Radio 1.
Word began to spread about the EP and in August, iTunes (U.S.) offered Daughter the weeklong free Spotlight Feature for the tune “Landfill,” resulting in over 150,000 free downloads of the track, which triggered the full EP itself to climb the upper reaches of the iTunes singer/songwriter charts on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the tracks that have stood out from the EP is “Youth.” This track showcases the innocence of Daughter’s vocal ability and appeals to both radio programmers and synch supervisors.

STREAM: “Youth”

LINK: ohdaughter.bandcamp.com

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