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Daughter live @ air session   08 APRIL 2014 (Toronto, ON) - As the band makes their much-anticipated return to North America this week, Daughter have unveiled a very special five-song performance recorded in London’s iconic Air Studios with composer Joe Duddell and a 10-piece classical ensemble. Live @ Air will be released as a digital EP on April 15 via Glassnote/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Today, Daughter launch the first track from their Live @ Air, Shallows, and will reveal the remaining four tracks ahead of the digital EP release. Watch Shallows: Last summer, the London-based trio and acclaimed composer/arranger Joe Duddell were brought together by Festival No.6 to participate in a unique project. As the festival’s Composer-in-Residence Duddell, whose impressive career has seen him collaborate with Elbow and compose for the BBC Proms, approached Daughter with an idea for the band to perform classical versions of their songs. Daughter, who have always wanted to explore this area, agreed to his proposal immediately. With the green light given, Duddell set about crafting classical arrangements for five tracks from Daughter’s debut album, If You Leave, which the band, together with a 10-piece ensemble, performed in front of an audience of 60 people in Port Merion. The Live @ Air filmmakers Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth were lucky enough to witness that mesmerizing performance, and both they and the band were keen to re-enact that sense of intimacy for a wider audience. “Daughter is a special band – there’s a unique chemistry and a work ethic, an effortless, instinctive talent between these three people,” Iain and Jane say. “We knew we needed to find the optimal conditions and collaborators to ensure that everything was aligned to allow the same magic to happen - the same musicians, Joe Duddell at the helm – but this time in the country's best recording studio and recorded by the acclaimed Olga Fitzroy amidst a delicate set by art director Sal Pittman." After further developing the arrangements for those same five songs for the Live @ Air session, Duddell handpicked and assembled a talented cast of young musicians to make up a 10-piece classical ensemble, all of whom are either current students or recent graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music. Art Director Sal Pittman was also drafted in – her delicate paper birds hang serenely in the space above and around the musicians. In the acoustically and visually stunning Air Studios, Pollard and Forsyth captured the trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella plus Duddell and the RNCM ensemble performing Shallows, Tomorrow, Still, Youth, and Amsterdam. Daughter can be seen at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, as well as April 9-11 opening for The National in Toronto, ON. Live @ Air – Production Credits Elena Tonra – vocals, guitar Igor Haefeli – guitar Remi Aguilella – percussion Joe Duddell – arrangements, conductor Amy Welch – Violin Tory Clarke – Violin II Laurie Dempsey - Viola Josh Lynch - Cello Angelina Warburton – Harp Delia Stevens – Vibraphone Graham Proctor – Marimba Tom Wood – Horn Kai-Li Yang – Flute / Alto Flute James Noble – Bass Clarinet Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard Recorded at Air Studios by Olga Fitzroy Mastered at Abbey Road by Geoff Pesche Director of Photography – Leon Henry Art Director – Sal Pittman Gaffer – Joel Rainsley Camera Assistant – Warren Forster Production Assistant – Tom Wood Band Management – Matt Brown Band Technician – Gordon Allison