ALDOUS HARDING announces Melb + Syd shows!

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Announces Melbourne & Sydney 2018 Shows Playing Meredith, Fairgrounds & Laneway Festival

Following on from her inclusion on the MeredithFairgrounds and Laneway Festival lineups,Aldous Harding is pleased to announce headline shows in Sydney & Melbourne in 2018. AldousHarding will bring her extraordinarily captivating live show to the Sydney Festival Spiegeltent onThursday 25 January and The Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne on Wednesday 7 February. Full tour dates and details are below.

Having spent the majority of 2017 touring in Europe and North America, this will be the first time Australian audiences will be treated to tracks from Aldous Harding’s critically acclaimed second record Party.

Party was recorded with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, taking Harding away from her New Zealand base for an intensive two-week immersion in the studio. As well as a raft of musical contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreaslends vocals to recent single ‘Imagining My Man’ and Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’. Full of sinister torch songs, quiet opines and eerie odes Party has dazzled critics, leading to a startling performance of ‘Horizon’ on Later… with Jools Holland (which can be viewed here).


January 25 – Spiegeltent @ Sydney Festival, Sydney
Tickets via Sydney Festival

February 7 – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
With support from Fraser A. Gorman + Hachiku
Tickets via Oztix


December 8 – Meredith Festival, Victoria
December 9 – Fairgrounds Festival, New South Wales

February 2 – Laneway Festival, Adelaide
February 3 – Laneway Festival, Melbourne
February 4 – Laneway Festival, Sydney
February 10 – Laneway Festival, Brisbane
February 11 – Laneway Festival, Fremantle

Tickets via

Praise for Party

Triple R Album Of The Week
2SER Feature Album
RTR Feature Album

PBS Breakfast Spread Feature Album
SYN Album Of The Week

Everything is where it needs to be: brushed drums, masculine Edith Piaf eruptions, deft piano touches, a smidgen of sax, plucked guitar, not a rocky moment – it rolls along like those days with a lover when there’s no point leaving the boudoir.” – The Herald Sun ★★★★☆

[Harding] is a songbird, whose warbling coos makes the painful sound pretty. Party – yes, there’s irony in the title – is a record for those who like their music bleak, bruised, beautiful; conversant in fragility, failure, self-destructiveness.” – Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★

It’s a rare artistic achievement to evoke these heightened feelings, and capture with poetry and precision something of our interior lives… And like the best parties, it’s a completely transporting experience.” – STACK

These songs are full of worried wonderings and torrid, erotic declarations – “My mouth is wet / Don’t you forget it” – sung in an extraordinarily dextrous and perhaps divisive voice that ranges from Josephine Foster’s warble to Nico’s sonorous tenor.” – The Guardian 

Aldous Harding – Party

1. Blend
2. Imagining My Man
3. Living The Classics
4. Party
5. I’m So Sorry
6. Horizon
7. What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming
8. The World Is Looking For You
9. Swell Does The Skull

Aldous Harding – Party is out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

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