New Release, Video & Tour: Aldous Harding – Designer / The Barrel

Photo Credit: Claire Shilland

Aldous Harding will release her third album, Designer, on April 26th. In addition, the first single, The Barrel has been launched today, with a delightfully off-kilter accompanying video…

Designer finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of 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 artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Claire MacTaggart broadening and complimenting Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting

To celebrate the launch of Designer, Aldous Harding will headline shows in North America, Europe and the UK throughout the year. Added today, she will play London’s Roundhouse on 5th December – her biggest headline show to date….

8 April – BROOKLYN, NY, Rough Trade
9 April – WASHINGTON, DC, DC 9
10 April – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
11 April – KINGSTON, NY, BSP
12 April – MONTREAL, QC, Sala Rosa
14 April – CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle
15 April – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Ave Presents @ Turf Club
18 April – SEATTLE, WA ,Tractor Tavern
19 April – PORTLAND, OR, Mississippi Studios Presents @ Polaris Hall
22 April – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Rickshaw
24 April – LOS ANGELES, CA, Zebulon
12 May – BERLIN, Privat Club
14 May – BRUSSELS, Rotonde Botanique
15 May – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
16 May – CAMBRIDGE, Junction 2
17 May – LEEDS, Brudenell
18 May – GLASGOW, The Art School
19 May – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny 2
21 May – MANCHESTER, Gorilla
22 May – LONDON, EartH
23 May – BRISTOL, Trinity
25 May – PARIS, La Maroquinerie
26 May – LILLE, Maison Folie Wazemmes
28 May – NANTES, Stereolux
29 May – BORDEAUX, Rock School Barbey
30 May – NIMES, This Is Not A Love Song
31 May – BARCELONA, Primavera Sound
1 June – HILVARENBEEK, Best Kept Secret
7 June – PORTO, Primavera Sound
7 July – BRUGES, Cactus Festival
12 July – DUBLIN, Iveagh Gardens
25-28 July – ST GERMANS, Port Eliot Festival
2-4 August – KATOWICE, OFF Festival
15-18 August – BRECON BEACONS, Green Man Festival
5 December – LONDON, Roundhouse


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