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As support grew Elena found herself moving - slowly, at first - up The Hype Machine. Within a month - and as the momentum grew - she'd reached #3 in the Most Popular Song Chart and subsequently saw her first national radio play (BBC 6 Music w/ Tom Robinson) and radio session (BBC London w/ Jo Good). The Independent's Barometer column subsequently noting of her "beautifully-sung, literary folk" and her "ethereal melancholy" as they tipped her as a One to Watch.
The delicate tangled roots of these early demos and the new ‘His Young Heart’ EP draw from a variety of songwriting sources; from Joni Mitchell and Natasha Khan right through to the XX and Jonsi Birgisson.
Elena launched the ‘His Young Heart’ EP with a sold-out show at The Slaughtered Lamb, in Clerkenwell, London on the 20th April. She has also seen her first BBC Radio 2 play, with Steve Lamacq spinning ‘Landfill’ during his weekend new music show. Record of the Day (the UK’s leading industry newsletter) also too the unprecedented step of featuring her for two weeks running as the Hottest Unsigned Act in their Compass column.
Recent support shows in London with the likes of Lia Ices, Sharon Van Etten & Marcus Foster have also recently brought Daughter in-front of a new crowd and and her reticent, yet beautiful, performances rendered crowds silent to a note.
In late March she played her largest show to date, a sold-out night at St Stephens Church in Shepherd’s Bush with Matthew & The Atlas and Ben Howard. She walked off stage to a standing ovation.