Aldous Harding announces new album, Designer

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Aldous Harding announces the release of her third album, Designer, due out April 26th on Flying Nun Records in New Zealand.

First single ‘The Barrel’ has been launched today, with a delightfully off-kilter accompanying video.

Designer finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of Party (internationally lauded and winner of Taite Music Prize 2018, two NZ Music Awards and a Silver Scroll nomination), Harding came off a 100-date tour last summer and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road. Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen. From the bold strokes of opening track ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an overriding sense of an artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Clare Mactaggart broadening and complimenting Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting.

To celebrate the release of Designer in Harding’s home territory, Flying Nun Records will press a special, limited edition blue/black colour vinyl for New Zealand fans.

Directed by Martin Sagadin, the visuals for Aldous Harding’s first single ‘The Barrel’ can be viewed below.

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Aldous Harding - Designer

1. Fixture Picture

2. Designer

3. Zoo Eyes

4. Treasure

5. The Barrel

6. Damn

7. Weight of the Planets

8. Heaven is Empty

9. Pilot

Available in limited edition blue/black colour LP, standard LP, CD and digital format

Pre-save the album here:
https://orcd.co/aldoushardingdesigner

Out 26 April 2019 on Flying Nun Records
(in New Zealand) / 4AD (rest of the world)

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Clap Clap Riot announce 10 year anniversary tour

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Indie rock darlings Clap Clap Riot are pumped to announce their 10 Year Anniversary Tour, which will cover top to tail of New Zealand this March. Tickets are on sale now from UTR.

Started in Canterbury by a group of high school friends, the dynamic five-piece solidified their place as a kiwi staple over a last decade with one EP, three full-length albums, a string of NZ music award nominations, and countless live shows with the who’s who of local and international acts.

To mark their decade’s long existence, Clap Clap Riot will play four dates, taking their energetic live show to Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

As part of the tour, fans will be taken on a journey through all the hits and lesser known delights, plus hear new material from a forthcoming release which is currently being recorded with Tom Healy at Auckland's The Lab studio.

Support acts to be announced.

RADIO HAURAKI PRESENTS:
CLAP CLAP RIOT 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

DUNEDIN - Captain Cook - Friday, March 15th

CHRISTCHURCH - Blue Smoke - Saturday, March 16th

WELLINGTON - Caroline - Friday, March 22nd

AUCKLAND - Whammy - Saturday, March 23rd

Tickets on sale now from Under the Radar

“Straight-up rollicking, riotous, classic guitar pop” –  Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald

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This Pale Fire shares 'Float Out'

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Auckland, New Zealand based singer-songwriter Corban Koschak (This Pale Fire) has today shared a heartfelt offering off his debut album Alchemy, released in December 2017 on Tone Tonic Records. Sometimes in order to move forward we need to let certain things go. 'Float Out' is about this process, learning from your past experiences and growing as a result.

Watch the stunning visuals directed by Yonoko with Zsofi Pictures, created with the support of NZ On Air here.

It has been almost a year since Koschak released his debut album under the moniker This Pale Fire. In that time, he was featured by The Huffington Post who premiered his stunning single ‘End of Science’, and Happy Mag praised ‘Curse’ "Sinister and wicked, yet somehow infectious... falling nothing short of stunning."

Crafted in Matakana with acclaimed producer and artist Levi Patel, Koschak’s unique songbook is a careful selection of stories brought to life in Patel’s home studio, far from the light pollution of the nearby city.

The self taught singer-songwriter is at the epicentre of his craft - from writing all of his music, designing the artwork and arranging the way these songs come to life. Koschak’s love for poetry formed an early love for writing song after song in his bedroom.

Koschak cut his teeth with his first EP Dusk, enlisting the help of Ekko Park’s Nick Douch alongside Kyle Wetton and Josh Steyn-Ross to fulfil the added layers of his honed pop instincts. During this time he teamed up with Cymbol 303 to collaborate on an EP called The Cycle in 2015. Lead single from the EP, ‘Burst of Colour’ now sits at half a million streams on Spotify.

ALCHEMY TRACKLIST:


NORTHERN LIGHTS

VIRAGO

FLOAT OUT

THE STAG

THE SKY

WOLF

DELICATE WORDS

MOUNTAINS

END OF SCIENCE

BIRDCAGE

CURSE

OUTRO

Stream ‘Alchemy’ on all digital streaming services now

Spotify | Apple Music
 

‘As the harmonic and rhythmic elements coalesce, the melody shimmers with an orchestral flow that’s gorgeously addictive’ - The Huffington Post


‘Not enough can be said about how well these songs are written and recorded, except for the strength of Koschak’s voice’ - Mindy McCall, No Depression

Listen to ‘Float Out’ - out now

iTunes | Spotify | Apple Music

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