Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding announces second Auckland show

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Due to exceptional demand, a second and final show (Powerstation, September 1st) has been added to Aldous Harding’s upcoming New Zealand tour. Tickets to the added Powerstation show go live at 9am today via livenation.co.nz.

Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, Aldous Harding sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by full band, Harding will open festivities at Christchurch’s James Hay Theatre on August 28th, wrapping up with two shows at Auckland’s Powerstation.

Harding’s 2017 record Party saw the New Zealand artist reach global heights, attracting love from critics worldwide and at home, winning the 2018 Taite Music Prize, two NZ music awards, and a Silver Scroll Award nomination. The accompanying album tour sold out months in advance.

Secure your tickets to Harding’s only New Zealand shows for 2019, and don’t miss the chance to experience her enchanting songbook, live and in person.

ALDOUS HARDING, DESIGNER NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Wednesday 28 August - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

Thursday 29 August - Regent Theatre, Dunedin

Friday 30 August - Hunter Lounge, Wellington

Saturday 31 August - Powerstation, Auckland (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 1 September - Powerstation, Auckland (ADDED SHOW)

Tickets on sale now from livenation.co.nz

“A stunning, strangely uplifting record from New Zealand’s most beguiling songwriter.”
New Zealand Herald, Time Out ★★★★★

“There’s a primeval magic at play… and it’s worth being spellbound.”
The New Zealand Listener ★★★★★

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

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Live Nation presents: Aldous Harding live in New Zealand

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Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, NZ singer-songwriter Aldous Harding sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by full band, Harding will open festivities at Christchurch’s James Hay Theatre on August 28th, wrapping up at Auckland’s Powerstation on August 31st.

Harding’s 2017 record Party saw the New Zealand artist reach global heights, attracting love from critics worldwide and at home, winning the 2018 Taite Music Prize, two NZ music awards, and a Silver Scroll Award nomination. The accompanying album tour sold out months in advance.

Secure your tickets to Harding’s only New Zealand shows for 2019, and don’t miss the chance to experience her enchanting songbook, live and in person.

ALDOUS HARDING, DESIGNER NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Wednesday 28 August - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

Thursday 29 August - Regent Theatre, Dunedin

Friday 30 August - Hunter Lounge, Wellington

Saturday 31 August - Powerstation, Auckland


Live Nation ticket pre-sales go live at 12pm, Monday 27 May - 12pm, Wednesday 29 May.
General ticket sales go on sale from 1pm, Wednesday 29 May.

Purchase all tickets from livenation.co.nz


An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet's gnashing grin.

Renowned for the captivating state of possession she occupies in live performance, Aldous Harding has won crowds the world over playing alongside Deerhunter, Frankie Cosmos and Perfume Genius, as well as to hoards of eager crowds at SXSW, Festival Les Indisciplinées, Rolling Stone Weekender, Visions Festival, The Great Escape, Golden Plains and more.

Designer is out now on Flying Nun Records in New Zealand, 4AD worldwide.


“A stunning, strangely uplifting record from New Zealand’s most beguiling songwriter.”

New Zealand Herald, Time Out ★★★★★


“There’s a primeval magic at play… and it’s worth being spellbound.”

The New Zealand Listener ★★★★★


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

FOLLOW ALDOUS HARDING
aldousharding.com
facebook.com/AldousHarding
instagram.com/aldousharding

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

Stereogum Album of the Week


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.

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

Out today on Flying Nun Records

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