Aldous Harding shares Designer, out now on Flying Nun Records

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“Both fascinating and frightening, highly eccentric and blisteringly beautiful – a record destined to worm its way deep under the skin.” Q ★★★★★

“Cryptic and deeply idiosyncratic songs, a record you don’t want to turn your back on in any way.” MOJO ★★★★

“It’s easy to become swept up in this world of sustained and excruciating beauty.” Uncut 8/10

“A warm, textured collection of songs that breathe life at every corner.” DIY ★★★★

“one feels like we are hearing an artist who is free to do whatever she wants. And capable of taking the listener someplace they’ve never been before.
13th Floor

"a collection of unfeigned songs and a greater cohesive whole that is sure to go down as yet another milestone for New Zealand music."
Radio 13  ★★★★★

"captivating and indecipherable." The Guardian ★★★★

"immediately inviting and bewitchingly opaque." Undertheradar

"upbeat and full of light." New Zealand Herald

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Aldous Harding reveals her long-awaited, third album Designer, out today on Flying Nun Records (New Zealand), featuring ‘The Barrel’ and recent single ‘Fixture Picture’. After the critical success of Party (Taite Music Prize winner 2018), Harding came off a 200-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.


Aldous Harding


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 today on blue/black vinyl (NZ only), standard vinyl, CD and digital streaming platforms.

Out today on Flying Nun Records

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