4AD welcomes Aldous Harding, a newfound talent from New Zealand. Today, she presents a powerful opening statement with a new song “Horizon” and it’s companion video.
Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark
instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance.
Harding initially ignited interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago. For her 4AD debut, Aldous – real name Hannah – Harding has been working with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse), and “Horizon” offers an enticing preview of that collaboration. The accompanying video, directed by Charlotte Evans, and produced by Evie Mackay, features Harding’s own mother performing a transfixing blend of Aikido and physical theatre in the New Zealand hinterland.
Having recently opened for labelmates Deerhunter, Aldous Harding will bring her live show to the UK later this year.
ALDOUS HARDING TOUR DATES:
May 20 – PARIS, L’Olympic Café
May 21 – BRUSSELS, Huis 23
May 22 – LONDON, Omeara
May 23 – BRISTOL, Thekla
May 24 – MANCHESTER, Eagle Inn
May 25 – GLASGOW, Broadcast
May 28 – AMSTERDAM, Schellingwouderkerk
May 29 – HAMBURG, Nochtwache
May 30 – BERLIN, Auster Club