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Daphne & The Golden Chord

Daphne Guinness is sharing new videos for ‘Five Planets’ and ‘Riot’, with both tracks lifted from her newly released album ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ (out now digitally via Agent Anonyme/Absolute). Both films recently premiered at the London BFI IMAX, ahead of the physical release of ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ on CD and vinyl formats on June 15, 2018. The abstract video for ‘Five Planets’ was created by Nick Knight using cutting edge 3D scanning & animation – watch here:

‘Riot’ – directed by The Fashtons (Aluna George, Maya Jane Coles, Django Django) – captures Daphne performing alongside her band, which includes co-writer Malcolm Doherty and Terry Miles (both of Go-Kart Mozart), alongside Gary Leideman (Thin Lizzy). Watch here:

‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ was produced by longtime David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, who also worked on Guinness’ debut album, 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Optimist in Black’. David Bowie originally introduced Guinness and Visconti. Bowie was so impressed with her music that he recommended her to his long-time producer, and another chapter of Daphne’s life began. Speaking about their continued creative partnership on ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’, Tony says; “This second album is Glam! We were channelling Marc Bolan and T.Rex (whom I produced in the 70s), and yet she made that sound her own. Daphne is one of the most prolific writers I’ve ever worked with. She has so much to say. If someone picks up a guitar and starts to strum a few chords Daphne starts writing immediately. She loves the recording process – if she could she would live in the studio.”

The new album captures Guinness’ songwriting, brought to life by a new band including Doherty, Miles andLiedeman, alongside Generation X’s James Stevenson and Andy Mackay of Roxy Music. ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ was recorded live to analogue tape at London’s British Grove Studios, on consoles previously used on The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ and Wings’ ‘Band On The Run’. “I can’t sing a single word I don’t believe in,” says Guinness. “It’s the closest thing I can get to a memoir without making people I know very cross indeed. It’s all there: love, hate, nervous breakdowns.”

Buy ‘Daphne and the Golden Chord’ here.
Photo of Daphne Guinness courtesy of Agent Anonyme.