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Aldous Harding - New Album, 'Designer', Out Today
Aldous Harding : New Album, 'Designer', Out Today
26th April 2019

Aldous Harding’s third studio album, Designer, is released today.

Available to buy on limited gold vinyl, black vinyl, CD and streaming everywhere here.

“Disarmingly pretty, an album that’s both captivating and indecipherable.” The Guardian – Album of the Week **** ​
“Aldous Harding sounds delightfully free.” The Independent *****​
"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 breath of fresh air.” NME ****​
“Her most captivating record yet.”  - The Line Of Best Fit 9/10​
The Skinny ***** The List ***** Soundblab 10/10 DIY **** |

Designer finds the New Zealander artist hitting her creative stride.  After the sleeper success of Party (internationally lauded and crowned Rough Trade Shop’s Album of 2017), 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. 

Watch the videos for Designer singles ‘The Barrel’ and ‘Fixture Picture’:

‘The Barrel’ directed by Martin Sagadin and Aldous .

‘Fixture Picture’ directed by Jack Whiteley and Aldous Harding.

Harding begins a near sold-out European tour next month, backed by a new four-piece band including H.  Hawkline and Gwion Llewelyn.  They will be appearing at festivals throughout the summer, and return to the UK and Europe in November and December for more headline shows.  

12th - Privat Club, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
14th - Rotonde Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]
15th - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK [SOLD OUT]
16th - Junction 2, Cambridge, UK [SOLD OUT]
17th - Brudenell, Leeds, UK [SOLD OUT]
18th - CCA, Glasgow, UK [SOLD OUT]
19th - The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK [SOLD OUT]
21st - Gorilla, Manchester, UK [SOLD OUT]
22nd - EartH, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
23rd - Trinity, Bristol, UK [SOLD OUT]
25th - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France [SOLD OUT]
26th - Maison Folie Wazem, Lille, France [TICKETS]
28th - Stereolux, Nantes, France [TICKETS]
29th - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France [TICKETS]
30th - This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, France [TICKETS]
31st - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain [TICKETS]

1st - Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
7th - Primavera Porto, Porto, Portugal [TICKETS]
29th - 5th July - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark [TICKETS]

7th - Cactus Festival, Bruges, Brussels [TICKETS]
10th - Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon, France [TICKETS]
12th - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
13th - BST Presents, Hyde Park, London (w/ Florence & the Machine, The National) [TICKETS]
25th - Port Eliot Festival, St. Germans, UK [TICKETS]

2nd - OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland [TICKETS]
18th - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK [TICKETS]

11th - AB Flex, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
12th - La Cigale, Paris, France [TICKETS]
13th - La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France [TICKETS]
15th - Locomotiv, Bologna, Italy [TICKETS]
16th - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland [TICKETS]
18th - Kranhalle, Munich, Germany [TICKETS]
19th - Artheater, Cologne, Germany [TICKETS]
20th - Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
22nd - Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway [TICKETS]
23rd - Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden [TICKETS]
26th - Knust, Hamburg, Germany [TICKETS]
29th - Institute 2, Birmingham, UK [TICKETS]
30th - YES, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]

1st - Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK [TICKETS]
4th - Arts Club, Liverpool, UK [TICKETS]
5th - Roundhouse, London, UK [TICKETS]
6th - 1865, Southampton, UK [TICKETS
7th - O2 Academy, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]