Daphne Guinness

Shares New Videos   ‘Five Planets’ & ‘Riot’ Here 

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 .

 Shares New Track ‘Riot’

Daphne & The Golden Chord - Digital Release, April 20th 2018  CD & Vinyl Release, June 15 2018 

‘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’. The freewheeling, siren-backed ’Riot’ follows previous single releases ‘Talking To Yourself’ and ‘Remember To Breathe’, with the latter accompanied by a kaleidoscopic video also featuring Tony himself. 


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 channeling 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 co-writer Malcolm Doherty, Terry Miles of Go-Kart Mozart, Thin Lizzy bassist Gary Liedeman, 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.”

Music is a lifelong passion for Guinness. Having trained as a classical singer and later offered a place at London’s prestigious Guildhall School, a young Daphne always looked set to pursue a career in music, before life had other plans. And whilst ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ finds Guinness some distance from the strictures of her traditional training, for the former Bowie and Bolan-obsessed teenager, she’s now found her true métier.  

 Daphne Guinness

Announces New Album: Daphne & The Golden Chord - April 20th, 2018

Shares New Video For ‘Talking To Yourself’ - Watch Here

‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’ - the new album from vocalist and songwriter Daphne Guinness - is set for release on April 20, 2018 on Agent Anonyme/Absolute. A new single, ‘Talking To Yourself’ is released today alongside a Luca Pizzaroni-directed video - 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’. 

The new album picks up where ‘Optimist in Black’ left off, with a new dynamism to Guinness’ songwriting due in part to a new band including co-writer Malcolm Doherty, Terry Miles of Go-Kart Mozart, Thin Lizzy bassist Gary Liedeman, Generation X’s James Stevenson and Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay contributing to the album.

‘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.”

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 her life began. “I took an instant liking to her - she played a demo of her track ‘Evening In Space’ and that blew my mind. Based on that one song I wanted to work with her,” says Visconti of his ongoing partnership with Guinness. The pair finished recording the new album in only three weeks.

Music is a lifelong passion for Guinness. Having trained as a classical singer and later offered a place at London’s prestigious Guildhall School, a young Daphne always looked set to pursue a career in music, before life had other plans. And whilst The Golden Chord finds Daphne some distance from the strictures of her traditional training, for the former Bowie and Bolan-obsessed teenager, she’s now found her true métier.  

There will be a London album launch/happening in Spring 2018. Details to be announced soon. 

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