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Designer finds Singer songwriter Aldous Harding 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.

‘Fixture Picture’ by Aldous Harding, from the new album ‘Designer’. Released on 4AD/Flying Nun on 26th April 2019,

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In the new video for her song “Blend,” the New Zealand singer/songwriter Aldous Harding references that scene, dressing in the lead Playmates cowboy-bikini gear and doing the same sorts of herky-jerk go-go dances. The difference is that with the blank white background and the sparse beauty of Harding’s songs, the spectacle becomes even more eerie and unearthly. 

Charlotte Evans, who also helmed Harding’s “Imagining My Man” video, directs.

‘Blend’ by Aldous Harding, from the album ‘Party’. Out now on 4AD/Flying Nun Records