Moscow Apartment create lush, folk imbued indie rock that is interwoven with the timeless and perceptive writing of seventeen and eighteen year old Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla. The two Toronto based indie rockers who released their self-produced sophomore EP, Better Daughter, on July 10, 2020 have evolved since their 2017 self-titled debut.
Moscow Apartment had a quick ascent and released their acclaimed self-titled debut EP a mere 6 months after forming the band and the release was followed by winning a Canadian Folk Music Award and Toronto Independent Music Award and Slaight Music’s ‘It’s Your Shot’ songwriting contest and its $100,000 grand prize artist development contract in 2018. Fry and Padilla spent the intervening years touring and developing their skills as producers and writers, receiving guidance from the likes of Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Grammy-winner Chin Injeti.
The duo produced Better Daughter in collaboration with Vance Powell and Guillermo Subauste, who assisted in bringing a poetic and multilayered collection of songs to life. Tackling subjects which range from internalized misogyny to the complicated nature of adolescence, the songs on this EP reflect Moscow Apartment’s development as guitarists, vocalists, and writers whose music transcends limitations.
Better Daughter has had more than 750,000 streams and got into the top 40 of the NACC College/Community radio chart in the U.S and the top 15 in Earshot in Canada. The songs have attracted the attention of high profile songwriters and producers who are all looking to collaborate with Moscow Apartment in the future. With a collection of new songs and unrecorded gems, the band will be heading back into the studio and releasing new music in 2021.