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Aldous Harding - 'Party' Awarded Rough Trade Shops' Album Of The Year
Aldous Harding : 'Party' Awarded Rough Trade Shops' Album Of The Year
14th November 2017

Party, the startling album by Aldous Harding, has been awarded the prestigious accolade of Album of the Year by Rough Trade Shops. 

To celebrate, the songwriter will play a special in-store performance at the independent’s Shoreditch store on 23rd November.  Find further details of the show here.  To celebrate the accolade, Rough Trade are offering a number of exclusive bonus items - the album will be available on white vinyl, with all purchases including a free bonus CD featuring Harding's live KEXP session recorded earlier this year.  You can also buy a limited 12" of the session, available only via Rough Trade.  For all information, and to buy the record, head here.

Party is Harding’s second studio album and was recorded with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, taking Harding away from her New Zealand base for an intensive two-week immersion in the studio.  As well as a raft of musical contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas lends vocals to the single ‘Imagining My Man’ and Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’.  Party was released in May and has dazzled the critics.  The plaudits helped secure Aldous Harding a place on Later… with Jools Holland, with the shape-shifting vocalist playing a stunning live rendition of ‘Horizon’ with John Parish.  Watch the performance in full here.

”Quiet, cryptic, utterly arresting.” - The New York Times
”Haunting.” - NPR
”Nico in a private karaoke room singing Jewel until closing.” - Rolling Stone
“Harding is nothing less than amazing – a nuanced musician, a startling writer and a presence so intense.” - The Observer *****
”Spellbinding songs.” - The Guardian ****
Party recalls Perhacs and Bunyan, Nico and Joni, but these are thoroughly modern songs – and very much Harding’s own.” - Uncut 8/10
“Understated yet charismatic, Harding has the gift of making reality seem like a very fragile and porous thing indeed.” - Q ****
“Truly captivating.” - DIY ****
"A talent at the very start of her creative life.” - Loud And Quiet (8/10)

Aldous Harding begins her headline UK tour this week, beginning on Thursday 17th at Glasgow’s Art School.

14th - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France [TICKETS]
15th - Ancienne Belgique - AB Club, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
17th - Art School, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
18th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK [SOLD OUT]
19th - Gorilla, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
20th - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
21st - The Haunt, Brighton, UK [SOLD OUT]
22nd - Institute 3, Birmingham, UK [TICKETS]
23rd - Rough Trade East, London, UK [DETAILS]
24th - SWX, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
25th - Vodafone Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal [TICKETS]
29th - Glenroy Audtiorium, Dunedin, New Zealand
30th - Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand

1st - Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand
2nd - The Civic, Auckland, New Zealand
8th - 9th - Fairgrounds Festival, Berry Showgrounds, New South Wales, Australia
8th - 10th - Meredith Music Festival, Victoria, Australia

January 2018
25th - Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
27th - Laneway Festival, The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
29th - Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand

2nd - Laneway Festival, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
3rd - Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4th - Laneway Festival, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
7th - The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia
10th - Laneway Festival, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
11th - Laneway Festival, Freemantle, Western Australia

16th - 18th - WOMAD NZ 2018, New Plymouth, New Zealand
28th - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK [TICKETS]