Band History

It was 2001 when "noise/mathcore" band Daughters (frequently mislabled as "The Daughters") arose from the ashes of their previous similar Providence, Rhode Island -based band, As The Sun Sets. None of the members were classically trained, according to guitarist Nicolas Sadler in an interview with Punknews.com, and they loath the lables critics and fans alike have given them since they started. Their music is fast and experimental; their guitars are a blur of high pitched dizzying squeals and fast fretting, and their drums commonly featuring blast beats and unconventional time signatures. Their first self titled EP (2001) and debut album 'Canada Songs' (2003) experimented with a more grindcore sound. Most of the songs were under three minutes and were packed to the brim with a kinetic and abrasive atmosphere, the music sounded as if it was physically falling apart. Lead singer Lex Marhsall frequently used a gritty scream as opposed to his singing voice which was aquired on later albums 'Hell Songs' and their final self titled album. The lyrical content on both the EP and 'Canada Songs' seemed to deal with social commentary and disturbing insight on sex and love, all written in a poetic and cryptic fashion. Two years after Canada Songs was released in 2003, Daughters released their sophomore album 'Hell Songs' (2006). This album was critcally acclaimed and differed greatly from their past two releases, pushing many old fans away and embracing many new ones. One of the most significant changes was Lex Marshall's vocal style, he transitioned from harrowing screams to a clean singing voice that could be compared to Nick Cave and David Yow. The muscianship on 'Hell Songs' was greatly improved since 'Canada Songs', sounding much more constructed and catchy while still keeping the sound they were recognized for. Daughters toured for 'Hell Songs', but over the time of their tour they experienced money problems and feuds between the band members, particulary between Nick Sadler and Lex Marshall. This eventually lead to what would become the demise of Daughters. After four years after the release of Hell Songs, Daughters came out with their most critically acclaimed and accessible album to date, their self titled (2010). At this point, Lex Marshall offically left the band after a heated arguement with Nick Sadler about what the band stood for. Marshall wanted to steer more towards a sound that 'Hell Songs' carried and not create something for publicity, while Sadler wanted to embrace a new low-end sound and couldn't stand playing the dizzying guitar riffs off their old LP's live anymore.Once Marshall departed the rest of the band found no reason to go on and went their seperate ways.

Home