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Aldous Harding - New Album 'Designer' Details, Plus Incredible 'The Barrel' Video Out Now
Aldous Harding : New Album 'Designer' Details, Plus Incredible 'The Barrel' Video Out Now
19th February 2019

Aldous Harding will release her third album, Designer, on 26th April 2019.

+ You can pre-order on limited gold vinyl, standard black vinyl, and CD via 4AD here +
+ You can pre-order from other stores, and pre-save on streaming services here +

First single ‘The Barrel’ has been launched today, with a delightfully off-kilter accompanying video that transmutes to film the intense and commanding energy seen in Harding’s live shows.  You can watch in the player below.

Designer finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride.  After Party, 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 enigmatic 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.

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

Designer follows 4AD debut Party, which was praised by The New York Times as “quiet, cryptic, utterly arresting...[and] riveting.”  NPR said Harding is “haunting” while Rolling Stone likened her to “Nico in a private karaoke room singing Jewel until closing.” The album garnered a performance on Later…With Jools Holland and gained a fan in Lorde who said “Aldous Harding is the most interesting musician around.”

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

To celebrate the launch of Designer, Aldous Harding will headline shows in North America, Europe and the UK throughout the year, with more dates to be added. 

8th - Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY, US [TICKETS]
9th - DC 9, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]
10th - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
11th - BSP, Kingston NY, US [TICKETS]
12th - Sala Rosa, Montreal QC, Canada [TICKETS]
14th - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
15th - First Ave Presents @ Turf Club, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
18th - Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
19th - Mississippi Studios Presents @ Polaris Hall, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
22nd - Rickshaw, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
24th - Zebulon, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]

12th - Privat Club, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
14th - Rotonde Botanique, Brussels, Belgium [SOLD OUT]
15th - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK [TICKETS]
16th - Junction 2, Cambridge, UK [TICKETS]
17th - Brudenell, Leeds, UK [TICKETS]
18th - CCA, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
19th - The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK [SOLD OUT]
21st - Gorilla, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
22nd - EartH, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
23rd - Trinity, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
25th - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France [TICKETS]
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
31st - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain [TICKETS]

1st June - Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
7th - Primavera Porto, Porto, Portugal [TICKETS]

7th - Cactus Festival, Bruges, Brussels [TICKETS]
12th - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
25th - 28th - Port Eliot Festival, St. Germans, UK

2nd - 4th - OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland
15th - 18th - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK [TICKETS]

5th - Roundhouse, London, UK [TICKETS]