“Both fascinating and frightening, highly eccentric and blisteringly beautiful – a record destined to worm its way deep under the skin.” – Q
“Cryptic and deeply idiosyncratic songs, a record you don’t want to turn your back on in any way.” –MOJO
“It’s easy to become swept up in this world of sustained and excruciating beauty.” – Uncut 8/10
“A warm, textured collection of songs that breathe life at every corner.” – DIY
Today, Aldous Harding shares a new song and video for ‘Fixture Picture’ from her forthcoming third album Designer, out April 26 via 4AD / Remote Control Records. Co-directed by Aldous Harding andJackWhiteley, the video’s suspenseful opening scene finds Harding strumming her guitar on the white cliffs of Dover. The pay-off comes later with a dramatic and enigmatic live performance by Harding and her band inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Watch the ‘Fixture Picture’ video via the image below.
‘Fixture Picture’ follows first album single ‘The Barrel’ and its delightfully off-kilter accompanying video, the latter described as “uplifting and beautifully arranged,” by MOJO, with the Guardian saying “her spell remains strong.”
Aldous Harding’s third album 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 200-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.