23rd May | Trinity
It’s been a wild few years for the New Zealand-born songsmith, Hannah Harding. You may know her better by her professional title, Aldous and most certainly from the delightfully arty promotional material married to her recent record, Designer.
The familial vein of her mother’s career as a respected folk artist runs deep in Harding’s work, though that’s not to say that she hasn’t worked to carve out her own space in the world of avant-garde folk-pop. 2014’s self-titled offering did much to lay the ground work for Harding’s journey, with its dark gothic canvas allowing her sublime vocals to reach deep into a world of her own design.
Party followed in the spring of 2017, owing much of its sound to our very city, with the record’s sessions taking place here under the wing of Bristolian bard, John Parish. Finding itself nominated for awards in both the artist’s native country and in Europe, Party acted as another great leap in Aldous Harding’s abilities as both a musician and performer, earning her the respect of peers and fans alike.
With the recent release of Designer, Aldous Harding has found herself exactly where she’s always wanted to be, basking in the respect of critics and fans alike, demonstrating her art on her own terms and having a lot of fun in the process. Catch her at The Trinity Centre on 23rd May.
See the video for ‘Fixture Picture’ here: