Daughter - 'Not To Disappear'

8/10

Having spent the last few years keeping busy since the release of their debut album 'If You Leave' back in 2013, London-based three-piece Daughter return with their much-anticipated sophomore full-length 'Not To Disappear'. In the last 12 months, we have seen them collaborate with Savages on a split release, as well as contribute new material for their label's '4AD Sessions'. Thus easing them in to the process of album writing once again, and they certainly feel much more relaxed this time around.

While 'If You Leave' was certainly about making a statement of introduction, 'Not To Disappear' seems to show a band getting more comfortable in the sound it wants to be identified with. Each track flows gracefully from one to the next, delivering a full body of work that is both captivating and inviting. The brooding atmosphere, created in the production, combined with Elena Tonra's effortless vocals has created a brilliant release that looks to build brilliantly on the reputation they already have.

Definitely a record that needs to be listened twice to really get a grip of it. It becomes so easy to lose yourself in it that you may find your mind slipping away at points, but given its intention, that just adds to the wonderful experience.

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