New Single & Video For ‘Horizon’
UK & European Tour Dates
4AD welcomes Aldous Harding, a remarkable talent from New Zealand. Today, she presents a powerful opening statement with a new song, ‘Horizon’ and startling companion video.
Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance.
Harding initially ignited interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago. With echoes of folk luminary Linda Perhaps, Harding’s work is one step removed from the modern world, lying in the more savage and dramatic terrain where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside, wrought with a wry wit and tenacious gall.
For her 4AD debut, Aldous – real name Hannah – Harding has been working with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse), and ‘Horizon’ offers an enticing preview of that collaboration. Harding wraps her voice effortlessly around a simple three-chord skeleton with poise, and at times, near violent intensity. The confrontational accompanying video, directed by Charlotte Evans, and produced by Evie Mackay, features Harding’s own mother performing a transfixing blend of Aikido and physical theatre in the New Zealand hinterland.
Watch the official video for ‘Horizon’ below.
Directed by Charlotte Evans
Having recently opened for label mates Deerhunter, Aldous Harding will bring her extraordinary live show to the UK and Europe later this year.
ALDOUS HARDING TOUR DATES
May 20 – PARIS, L’Olympic Café [TICKETS]
May 21 – BRUSSELS, Huis [TICKETS]
May 22 – LONDON, Omeara [TICKETS]
May 23 – BRISTOL, Thekla [TICKETS]
May 24 – MANCHESTER, Eagle Inn [TICKETS]
May 25 – GLASGOW, Broadcast [TICKETS]
May 28 – AMSTERDAM, Schellingwouderkerk [TICKETS]
May 29 – HAMBURG, Nochtwache [TICKETS]
May 30 – BERLIN, Auster Club [TICKETS]
Aldous Harding photographed by Ren Kirk