Last year, a considerable amount of anticipation built up around London-based trio Daughter, not least for their atmospheric similarities with previously-signed 4AD acts - fragments of Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Kendra Smith, Dead Can Dance and Heidi Berry are undeniably present in their songs, musically if not vocally.
But the threesome offer more than just being labelled with the label's so-called trademark sound of the '80s - they've been getting some radio support for a start. Both Radio One and 6Music have playlisted the band's previous singles "Smother" and "Still", plus concerts sell out at an alarming rate (particularly across the pond). Their spine-tingling oeuvre is reaching other parts that the Cocteaus of this world sadly didn't reach - perhaps the internet is useful after all.
2013 promises much for Elena Tonra and co - the band's debut-album "If You Leave" is due for release on 25th March, just ahead of their spring tour. Tickets are still available for their shows in Liverpool, Oxford and Bournemouth but if you can't make these or their Field Day slot in May, good news abounds.
Daughter will also perform a full UK tour in the autumn, starting with Bexhill on 16th October, followed by Wolverhampton, Newcastle and more until concluding in Shepherd's Bush on 29th October.
Tickets to all shows are available now, priced at £15 (£17.50 for London).