Viewed as a body of work, New Zealand singer/songwriter and sonic experimentalist Aldous Harding’s “Party” album takes it cues from the likes of Scott Walker, Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyan.
Letting evocative piano figures, dirgey woodwinds, and strident rhythms rise around the minimal psychedelic folk landscapes of her previous work.
Song by song, Aldous explores the powers of metaphor and theatre, taking on a variety of roles that includes folk singer, balladeer, and chanteuse, in the process evoking her past and exploring her future by remaining firmly rooted in the moment.
Leading into, and following the album’s release, Aldous has tirelessly toured throughout Europe, the UK, the US, Australia, and New Zealand, packing venues night after night.
Stream “Party” on Spotify.