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Aldous Harding Announces New Album
4AD/Flying Nun Debut Party Released On May 19, 2017
New Single ‘Imagining My Man’ + video

On 19th May 2017, Aldous Harding (Liv Young) releases her second album, Party. Following the recent single ‘Horizon’ – a lover’s call to arms which also features on her 4AD/Flying Nun debut – her new track 'Imagine' has been released.

Party was produced with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, a world away from Harding’s New Zealand home. As well as contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas lends vocals to the aforementioned ‘Imagining My Man’ and Party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’. 

Igniting interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago, Aldous Harding quickly became a name murmured on many lips. She’s known for her sinister torch songs, gentle laments and eerie odes delivered with a charismatic combination of hubris, shrewd wit and quiet horror. Party introduces a new talent to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside.

‘Imagining My Man’ is an intensely intimate listen as Aldous explores the curiosity of a lover’s idiosyncrasies. The video was created by ‘Horizon’ director and editor Charlotte Evans and once again draws focus on Harding, tracking her movements throughout the city of Auckland.

“It has a fluidity that works nicely. I couldn't think of anything that would work better. I want people to feel calm, I was just trying to look friendly. It was also lovely being driven around Auckland City, I hadn't done that in a while.” says Harding. 

To celebrate the release of Party, Aldous Harding will be performing in Europe. She will play four UK shows in London, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester during the week of release, before heading to Europe in late May. The New Zealander will also bring her captivating live show to North America in June. 


May 18-19 - BRIGHTON, UK - The Great Escape

May 20 – PARIS, FR - L’Olympic Café [TICKETS]

May 21 – BRUSSELS, BE - Huis 23 [TICKETS]

May 22 – LONDON, UK - Omeara [TICKETS]

May 23 – BRISTOL, UK - Thekla [TICKETS]

May 24 – MANCHESTER, UK - The Ruby Lounge [TICKETS]

May 25 – GLASGOW, UK - Broadcast [TICKETS]

May 28 – AMSTERDAM, NE - Schellingwouderkerk [TICKETS]

May 29 – HAMBURG, GER - Nochtwache [TICKETS]

May 30 – BERLIN, GER - Auster Club [TICKETS]

June 3 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival 

June 4 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival 


June 6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Johnny Brenda’s

June 7 – ALLSTON, MA, Great Scott

June 11 – MONTREAL, QC, Le Divan Orange

June 12 – TORONTO, ON, Velvet Underground 

June 13 – DETROIT, MI, El Club

June 14 – CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle

June 16 – ATLANTA, GA, The Earl

June 17 – NEW ORLEANS, LA, Gasa Gasa

June 19 – AUSTIN, TX, The Mohawk (Inside)

June 20 – EL PASO, TX, The Monarch

June 21 – TUCSON, AZ, Hotel Congress

June 22 – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Echo

June 23 – SAN DIEGO, CA, Soda Bar

June 24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Swedish American Hall

July 28  - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Kilby Court

July 29 – BOISE, ID, The Olympic

July 30 – SEATTLE, WA, Tractor Tavern

July 31 – VANCOUVER, BC, The Biltmore

August 2 – CALGARY, AB, The Palomino

August 3 - SPOKANE, WA - The Bartlett

August 13 -PALERMO, IT, Ypsigrock 

August 17-20 – BRECON BEACONS, UK - Green Man Festival

August 25-27 – DEVON, UK - Sea Change Festival

September 1 - WILTSHIRE, UK - End Of The Road Festival

September 1-2 – SCOTLAND, UK - Electric Fields Festival