On 19th May 2017, Aldous Harding releases her second album, Party. Following the recent single ‘Horizon’ – a lover’s call to arms which also features on her 4AD debut – a new track and video goes online today. Check out ‘Imagining My Man’ below.
Party was produced with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, a world away from Harding’s New Zealand home. As well as contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas lends vocals to the aforementioned ‘Imagining My Man’ and Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’.
Igniting interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago, Aldous Harding quickly became a name murmured on many lips. She’s known for her sinister torch songs, gentle laments and eerie odes delivered with a charismatic combination of hubris, shrewd wit and quiet horror. Party introduces a new talent to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside.
‘Imagining My Man’ is an intensely intimate listen as Aldous explores the curiosity of a lover’s idiosyncrasies. The video was created by ‘Horizon’ director Charlotte Evans and once again draws focus on Harding, tracking her movements throughout the city of Auckland.
“It has a fluidity that works nicely. I couldn’t think of anything that would work better. I want people to feel calm, I was just trying to look friendly. It was also lovely being driven around Auckland City, I hadn’t done that in a while.” says Harding.
Aldous Harding Party
2. Imagining My Man
3. Living The Classics
5. I’m So Sorry
7. What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming
8. The World Is Looking For You
9. Swell Does The Skull
To celebrate the release of Party, Aldous Harding will be performing in Europe. She will play four UK shows in London, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester during the week of release, before heading to Europe in late May. The New Zealander will also bring her captivating live show to North America in June.
ALDOUS HARDING TOUR DATES:
May 20 – PARIS, L’Olympic Café
May 21 – BRUSSELS, Huis 23
May 22 – LONDON, Omeara
May 23 – BRISTOL, Thekla
May 24 – MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge
May 25 – GLASGOW, Broadcast
May 28 – AMSTERDAM, Schellingwouderkerk
May 29 – HAMBURG, Nochtwache
May 30 – BERLIN, Auster Club
June 3 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival
June 4 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival
June 5 – WASHINGTON, DC, DC9
June 6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
June 7 – ALLSTON, MA, Great Scott
June 11 – MONTREAL, QC, Le Divan Orange
June 12 – TORONOT, ON, Velvet Underground
June 13 – DETROIT, MI, El Club
June 14 – CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle
June 16 – ATLANTA, GA, The Earl
June 17 – NEW ORLEANS, LA, Gasa Gasa
June 19 – AUSTIN, TX, The Mohawk (Inside)
June 20 – EL PASO, TX, The Monarch
June 21 – TUCSON, AZ, Hotel Congress
June 22 – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Echo
June 23 – SAN DIEGO, CA, Soda Bar
June 24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Swedish American Hall
July 29 – BOISE, ID, The Olympic
July 30 – SEATTLE, WA, Tractor Tavern
July 31 – VANCOUVER, BC, The Biltmore
August 2 – CALGARY, AB, The Palomino
August 13 – CASTELBUONO, IT, Ypsigrock Festival
August 17-20 – BRECON BEACONS, Green Man Festival
August 25-27 – DEVON, Sea Change Festival
September 1-2 – SCOTLAND, Electric Fields Festival
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