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Aldous Harding's New LP Is Designer


Aldous Harding announces the release of her third album, Designer, due out April 26th on Flying Nun Records in New Zealand.

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The first single The Barrel has been launched today, with a delightfully off-kilter accompanying video directed by Martin Sagadin.

Designer finds the New Zealander 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.

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Aldous Harding

LP (limited edition blue/black colour vinyl) / LP (std) / CD / DL

  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

Out 26 April 2019 on Flying Nun Records.

To celebrate the release of Designer in Harding’s home territory, Flying Nun Records will press a special, limited edition blue/black colour vinyl for New Zealand fans. Pre-order your copy here.


Written By: Radio13