ALDOUS HARDING shares new song ‘Elation’ + touring Aus this summer

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ALDOUS HARDING Shares new song for ‘Elation’ Playing Meredith, Fairgrounds & Laneway Festival

Praise for Party

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

PBS Breakfast Spread Feature Album

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 

Today, Aldous Harding has aired a brand new song, entitled ‘Elation’. Taken from the recording sessions for her recent album Party, Harding assumes the role of chanteuse, as the slow-burn of ‘Elation’ builds from a quiet lament to a dramatic zenith.

Earlier this summer, Harding performed the track exclusively for KEXP. Check out the startling performance here.

Aldous Harding will be on the road for the rest of the year, performing her extraordinary live show in Europe, UK, New Zealand and Australia for Meredith and Laneway Festival. Full tour dates below.Aldous Harding’s second album 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 Hadreas lends 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).

Aldous Harding – ‘Elation’
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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

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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

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