Thanks a lot for your questions. It was a lot of fun! Let's do it again sometime! Love. Elena, Igor, and Remi x

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kent778220 karma

Do you guys like CHVRCHES?

weareDaughter29 karma

Aside from being exceptionally good at their craft, they are some of the nicest people we've met :) . IH

gerryt3217 karma

Hey guys, big fan! I saw you play at Massey Hall last week with The National and you were amazing. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get to hear my favourite song (Landfill) though!

I just wanted to ask how you got involved in the sessions for your new EP with Joe Duddell? I can't wait to hear it!

weareDaughter9 karma

We got introduced to Joe at Festival n°6 (in North Wales) and did a small session with him. We really liked it and wanted to do something special for our 4AD session so we asked him if he was up for working with us again. R

calumhawk14 karma

have you heard of Keaton Henson? would you ever consider doing an incredible collaboration?

weareDaughter20 karma

Yes! I'm a big fan :) E x

pawel220812 karma

Why are you look so gloomy and depressed on video for air studio live sessions? Everything is ok ;) ?

weareDaughter18 karma

ahaha my mom as always told me (eversince I was a child) I should smile more on stage. Maybe I should listen to her more... R

Blew_away10 karma

Hey Daughter, I am a big fan. I love how you guys create sonic atmospheres over pretty simple lines. Your songs really draw a listener in and then keep them with outstanding lyrics. Your stuff really is just beautiful.

My question: What is your writing and creative process like? Music or lyrics first? And how do you keep pushing yourselves in different directions to keep from being static in your writing?

weareDaughter4 karma

A bit of both. Listening to lots of different music really helps. Life also just pushes you in different directions and that translates in whatever we are creating I guess. IH

SnowLeppard9 karma

Hey, I'm a huge fan! You've played some cool venues such as churches and cathedrals, is there anywhere (however ridiculous) you'd like to play but haven't yet? Thanks for all the beautiful music!

weareDaughter26 karma

Hello! I've always really wanted to play in a cave! Or deep in a forest somewhere! That would be cool. But yes, we do love to play in beautiful venues! We played in a cemetery once! That was pretty spoooooky! E x

EPiDEMiC779 karma

Is there a story to the kids on The Wild Youth EP?

weareDaughter23 karma

Yes! It's me (Elena) and my brother when we were mini people! The photo was taken by my grandmother at an adventure playground! There is a series of pictures from that day of us looking SO excited about everything! :) I think the thing I love most about that picture is the way my brother is grabbing hold of my neck! (and the "fun session" stickers!) E x

dquiaot8 karma

Coachella was my first exposure to Daughter. I walked into into Mojave not knowing what to really expect. From the first song (Still), my heart dropped. Being in that moment seemed so surreal, so perfect. I just wanted to leave a comment, in thanks. It made me realize these moments come so far and few between, and it was a pleasure to experience it with the people in the Mojave tent that Sunday evening. All my love from San Diego, CA.

weareDaughter3 karma

Thank you! IH

AlmondFlash7 karma

Favourite albums of 2014 so far?

weareDaughter17 karma

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream. R

Irubingu6 karma

Hello!, i am a big fan of yours, i am from Mexico, my name is Irving and i bought your album from the UK, I just wanted to ask, if you have in mind coming to Mexico some time? i know Mexico has bad rep- but its a fine place if you find a nice place to play. thank you very much. (i apologize for bad english)

weareDaughter5 karma

I have heard from some friends that Mexico had some of the best audiences they had ever played so i would really love to play there!

zipzipzipzip6 karma

You were the highlight of Glastonbury for me last year and you all looked a little surprised at the reaction, was there a time or a gig where you thought that you are really connecting with people and the band could go on and do big things?

weareDaughter7 karma

Thanks! We never thought about it in terms of big things but there's always a bit of amazement at witnessing people connect with the things we try to express both musically and lyrically. I can't think of a specific moment because we still really feel surprised about it. I hope we can keep that approach for as long as possible! IH

elliesings6 karma

Hey Daughter! I'm Laura, and I met you guys last summer when you opened for The National. I wish there was a way to thank you for what your music has done for me. I've been listening to the Air Studios songs a ton since they've been released. How was your experience working with Joe Duddell?

weareDaughter2 karma

Hey Laura! :) Thank you for listening to the Air songs! It was such a great experience! We had worked with Joe before at a festival and we enjoyed it so much we wanted to do it again. We were lucky enough to included more musicians this time, and they are all so talented! It was really exciting to be a part of! E x

kimber_kelly6 karma

How did it feel when you realized you guys had "made it big"?

weareDaughter20 karma

I still don't think we've "made it big". We're lucky to have been around the world a couple times, but when I see bands such as the National, you realise that these guys are total pros. R(emi)

haziqzaq6 karma

Hmm, so you said ask anything... 1) What is the weirdest thing anyone of you has done on tours? 2) It's your last performance ever. Which song would you perform, and why? 3) Do you like sloths?

weareDaughter11 karma

1) We almost drove in a prison once because our GPS took us there when (when it was meant to take us to our hotel). 2) Celebrations by Kool & The Gang, cause we might as well finish with some party. 3) I swear my girlfriend sends me at least 1 Buzzfeed Sloth relation link per day. R

AndyWarwheels5 karma

How many tacos can you eat in one sitting?

weareDaughter11 karma

5 Duh (Remi)

weareDaughter7 karma

Jk, I have no idea. depends what drink comes with it...

M0arty5 karma

What gig were you guys most nervous about? The first gig ever? The first gig as a headliner? The first gig at a festival? The first gig oversea? The first gig in another continent?

weareDaughter7 karma

Every gig ever in the entire world :) IH

xMGMT5 karma

1) You've played shows all around the world, where have you enjoyed playing the most?

2) What's the strangest thing a fan has given you?

3) You guys have been touring a lot, are you looking forward to having some time to just relax at home?

My friend Janne loves you guys but couldn't make it to this AMA, it would make her week if you said hi to her!

weareDaughter11 karma

"Hey Janne sorry you can't make it. But see you soon I hope!" 1) There aren't any locations that I disliked but some were pretty special, such as The Hollywood Forever Cemetery last summer. 2) Nothing strange but some really nice things such as a book including a lot of letters from some of our fans from around the world. 3) Time off is good, but after a couple days I want to be doing something again, or feel like I need Brian our Tour Manager to tell me what my day will consist of, or what time I can go for lunch :) R.

d-pen5 karma

what kind of bass do you guys always have on stage? i love that thing.

who is the guy that always plays live with you guys but is not "in the band"?

im really glad to see that you guys are receiving a lot of attention lately, you definitely deserve it. when we saw you in philly it was incredible.

weareDaughter6 karma

It's an old DanElectro U2(?) Bass that Igor bought off a friend a few years ago. And Luke is the guy on stage playing everything that we couldn't possibly play live as a 3 piece... And he is a lot friendlier than a backing track ;) R

ozthewanderer4 karma

We were all stunned by the Air Studio performances. How was that experience, playing with an orchestra in such a beautiful atmosphere?

weareDaughter6 karma

Spine-tingling. IH

richardyeah4 karma

What reverb pedal does Igor mostly use? Thanks!

weareDaughter6 karma

Eventide Space! I use it on every single song live. IH

Buttermynuts4 karma

Hey there. I have never heard of you before. What should I check out of yours first?

weareDaughter24 karma

Our cover of Hakuna Matata. Take care. IH

cyberjunkey3 karma

Continue to make great music, i love you, Cheers from Indonesia ♥

weareDaughter4 karma

Thank you we'll try :) I hope we can make it to Indonesia some day! R

IraqYourWorld3 karma

What's your favorite song by The National? Seeing you both tonight!

weareDaughter10 karma

I always tear up a bit during "pink rabbits". See you there! IH

M0arty3 karma

Who are your idols?

weareDaughter6 karma

Jeff Buckley was a big idol for me growing up! It was the first time I heard music that felt like it melted my brain it was so great! haha E x

meepmup3 karma

I first heard of you guys where you were announced for Iceland Airwaves 2012 and I was obsessed for months before you came. You're show in Frikirkjan was incredible.

I don't really have a question, but I have to say, and my friends agree, that we can listen to your record over and over. I always want to listen after 4-5 month hiatus, and when I put it on I'm always afraid I'll get sick of it. ....has yet to happen. Keep up the fantastic music!

weareDaughter3 karma

Iceland Airwaves was so much fun! We had a great time over there. It was so windy we weren't allowed outside the city though :( . IH

Mystery-Mouse3 karma

Hey there! I don't have a question for you, but I just wanted to say that I love you infinitely. Your music means a lot to me. Thank you for existing. (Btw, Remi, you signed my shoe too, in November last year (in Belgium), thank you for that!)

weareDaughter3 karma

Why do I keep on signing shoes; i need to stop that! :) R

elliesings3 karma

Igor, I just want to say that I always enjoy watching you play, especially during Home. It seems like that's one of the songs you guys get into the most!

weareDaughter2 karma

Thanks! The build-up definitely gets to me each time. IH

gerryt323 karma

What was the best food you've ever had on tour? Where was it?

weareDaughter5 karma

We were in Tokyo, and we were walking up this street and came across a tiny door... we were wondering what it was so we had a sneaky peek inside and found it was a restaurant, and people waved us in! It felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland! haha We had the most amazing Sashimi! It was just such a random discovery! I love moments like that! E x

gizastella3 karma

You signed my shoe at Liverpool Anglican cathedral... just wanted to say that it was quite easily the best live music I have ever seen :)

weareDaughter7 karma

Shoe! Shoe! Shoe! E x

weareDaughter5 karma

Thanks. How is the shoe btw? R

richardyeah3 karma

The first few times I saw you guys, Elena started laughing half way through a song. WHAT WAS SO FUNNY I MUST KNOW ps. my fave was at The Great Escape when Igor played the Xylophone and messed it up

weareDaughter3 karma

Yup. You can see why I gave that up pretty quickly ;) IH

minty9013 karma

do you consider yourselves "post-rock"? and who are your favourite other post-rock bands? i hear some sigur ros influence.

weareDaughter7 karma

I think we definitely have "post-rock" influences. I always relate that genre to mostly instrumental bands where lyrics aren't as prominent as in our music though. Regarding the Sigur Ros influence, does my bow playing have anything to do with that ;) . IH

xSpin3 karma

Really big fan! Are you guys planning on doing a U.S Tour anytime soon? I would live to see you guys live.

weareDaughter4 karma

We're currently in the US supporting the National. In terms of our tour... I'm not sure.. we'll probably have to write more music first so we don't come and just play the same songs over and over again. R

steph3133 karma

Hello Daughter! I am new to this chat thing lol, I just want to say your performance last May at The Troubadour in Los Angeles was heavenly! I got the opportunity to meet all three of you and I am super grateful that I did, you guys signed my poster and I took it with me for my first year of college, big fan here!! Are there any more plans to perform in LA again this year? It's been almost a year, what are you guys up to? Missed you guys at Coachella

weareDaughter5 karma

Hi Steph, thanks for saying such nice things! It was great to meet everyone after the show. There aren't any plans to play in LA soon. Our last show was at the Wiltern in October last year. Maybe you missed that one? Take care. IH

Arbeitessenheit3 karma

Hi! I am a huge fan of your albums and EPs, but I am equally floored whenever I hear your covers and mashups (such as Get Lucky and the Perth/Ready For the Floor). My question is how do you approach the challenge of adapting someone else's work to your style, and do you have any plans to do more covers in the future? Also, please come back to Boston! Can't wait to see you live sometime!

weareDaughter3 karma

Hey! Thanks a lot. We like to be pretty loose about the original material. Elena also wants a song that she can relate to somehow even if it's not the original meaning of the song. IH

Luckers923 karma

Hey guys, big fan here! I saw you guys at Pukkelpop in Belgium last year. You guys didn't have your own instruments but you still put on an amazing show! I thought that was really awesome!

My question is, did you guys find your old instruments back or did you have to acquire new ones? Did they get stolen or were they just misplaced?

weareDaughter3 karma

WE DID! It was so scary walking on stage without any of our gear and not knowing if people were gonna be understanding or stick around. But you guys were amazing and made us feel like we were playing a normal show. R

alltoomuchforme3 karma

I saw you live at the Eden Project with sigur ros, and you guys were amazing. What's your favourite sigur ros track?

weareDaughter7 karma

I like of their songs, but surprisingly i have never been good at remembering the names.... I know all the lyrics tho :) R

weareDaughter5 karma

It's hard to choose and as I just said I don't like favourites. But "Gong" is definitely up there! IH

ynevdm2 karma

dogs or cats?

weareDaughter12 karma

Dogs! all the way! I like the small silly looking guys the best! ...Cats know too much - they freak me out. E x

weareDaughter9 karma

Cats. Although I love dogs too. IH

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Whatever. IH

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Denageelen2 karma

I just wanted to say thank you to Elena for literally saving my life with her songs. i love you, you are my biggest inspiration and without you I would've never come this far. Xox dena. please respond it would mean the world

weareDaughter2 karma

Thank you! So lovely to talk to you, It means so much to me that you enjoy our music, and it's beautiful to think that thoughts I've had and written down when i'm feeling alone can share a meaning with someone else's thoughts and feelings. I hope everything is going well for you! love, E x

smallgute2 karma


weareDaughter6 karma

Our sound is a constant work in progress. Even on tour I constantly tweak my sounds. We've been working on new songs recently and there's a lot of stuff which is quite different from the old stuff. It's very early days, so it's just about being creative and exploring new horizons. I can't vouch for what the album will be like yet but I think it's good to be interested in pushing yourself towards other sounds than your own. Your art and craft will only become stronger in my opinion. IH

zharkhead2 karma

Hi guys! will you ever do a show in Florida?

weareDaughter2 karma

Hopefully, one day! IH

cassmonster2 karma

Hey guys! huge fan, I was just wondering where did the name Daughter come from? Is there any deep meaning to the name? thanks :)

weareDaughter11 karma

Elena infamously said to Lauren Laverne she likes having "g" and "h" next to each other ;) . IH

richardyeah2 karma

What's it like touring America? It seems like it'd be the coolest thing to do ever, but I don't know if you're all as stupidly excited by American culture as me..

weareDaughter3 karma

There's definitely a vibe over here you won't get anywhere else in the world. We're always excited to come back. There is a lot to discover! IH

AndreaCamachoY2 karma

When is your birthday?

weareDaughter6 karma

15th of January! :) E x

weareDaughter3 karma

June 17th.

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ON SUNDAY! Jussayin :) R

superchilango2 karma

I feel your music is very cinematographic, what are your favorite movies?

weareDaughter7 karma

"Pan's Labyrinth" is always so wonderful to watch, "Amour" made me cry so much. I saw "Rear Window" the Hitchcock film really recently, I'd never seen it before, I thought it was beautiful. "Let the right one in" (The original) is amazing. "La Haine" was a favourite of mine when I was growing up. Igor showed me "Rust and Bone" last week, which was beautiful... I don't know! I have too many favourites! haha! E x

AndreaCamachoY2 karma

Where did you meet each other? I'm curious.

weareDaughter3 karma

I London, we were in College together. R

Forced_In1 karma

Hello! Massive fan. Saw you guys in Norwich back in October.

First of all, I just wanted to say thanks for making cool music. You guys are awesome. You're so humble and understated when on stage and always seem to be genuinely thankful to everyone for coming to the show.

Have you been writing any new songs whilst on tour? Or will you wait until after the tour has finished to try and come up with new stuff?

weareDaughter4 karma

We wait for the tour to be finished. Speaking for myself, I like to have a bit more space to take the time to experiment and find the right sounds. It can be sometimes a slow process aswell as boring for the others. I do like to mess with my laptop on tour from time to time when inspiration strikes though. IH

mostlynein1 karma

Hey guys, huge fan! Do you have any ritual that your always perform before a live show?

weareDaughter3 karma

High fives allround :) IH