The inaugural Bushstock Festival took place during the sunshine of Saturday 4th June in Shepherd’s Bush. Curated by one of our favourite labels, the brilliant and blissful Communion Records, here at The Blue Walrus we’ll be running features all week on the artists we were lucky enough to see at the epic first Bushstock.
Daughter has been an obsession of ours here at TBW HQ for quite some time now, and it was pretty much the idea of seeing the beautiful Elena Tonra and co play in the equally beautiful space of St. Stephen’s Church that had me sold on going to Bushstock on Saturday. Rich, haunting vocals combined with the mesmerising acoustics of the church made the band’s performance a real highlight of the day. Playing songs from their debut EP His Young Heart and older demo tunes, the packed out room was stunned into a pleasant silence for the entirety of Daughter’s set; not a bad response for the festival’s opening performance at 2pm on a Saturday. Having earned support from Lauren Laverne, Communion and HMV’s Next Big Thing already, it seems things are just getting started for this relentlessly talented collective. I just can’t get enough of them. ‘Landfill’, the track below, is a free download and is currently on the BBC 6 Music playlist.