|Label:||Flying Nun Records (2016)|
|Genre:||Country , Folk , World N|
Sealed brand new first album from this Kiwi songstress
Aldous Harding got her start in Lyttelton, a port town on the outskirts of Christchurch. There she has kept sailors in check with cheek and a strong-songed tongue. She caught the ear of locals Ben Edwards and Delaney Davidson playing under her own name, Hanna Harding, alongside band The Eastern.
Harding’s self-titled debut, co-produced by Edwards, was released locally in April, on Lyttelton Records. Today we can announce that the album will be released digitally in NZ/AU on 25 July, and we are starting a pre-order campaign to make some nice vinyl.
Aldous Harding's lead single, ‘Hunter’, has been characterised by Harding as a ‘gothic fairytale’. This is folk music, simple and bleak with Harding’s fragile coo reminiscent of retiring, 60s-era folk singers Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs. ‘Hunter’ seems to occupy a place outside of time, opening with the refrain, ‘He’s a hunter, he’s a good man/Be brave when he brings you nothing home’ and closing with a vision of blood streaming down a river.