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Aldous Harding - New Song ‘Elation’ Out Today, KEXP Session & 2017 Tour
Aldous Harding : New Song ‘Elation’ Out Today, KEXP Session & 2017 Tour
27th September 2017

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 bellow.

‘Elation’ is now available on streaming services here

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 will be on the road for the rest of the year, performing her extraordinary live show in Europe, UK, New Zealand and Australia.  A full list of dates can be found below.  For further details head to her official site.

20th - Bla, Oslo, Norway
21st - Oceanan, Gothenburg, Sweden
22nd - Brooklyn Bar Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
24th - Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
25th - Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
26th - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany
28th - Nürnberg on Pop, Nürnberg, Germany
29th - Haus Der Musik, Vienna, Austria
30th - Kranhalle / Feierwerk, Munich, Germany
31st - Spazio 211, Turin, Italy

2nd - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
4th - Palace, St. Gallen, Switzerland
5th - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
7th - LA 2, Barcelona, Spain
9th - Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
12th - Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
13th - Le Point Ephemere, Paris, France **SOLD OUT**
14th - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
15th - AB Club, Brussels, Belgium **SOLD OUT**
17th - Art School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
18th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
19th - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
20th - Islington Assembly Hall, London, United Kingdom **SOLD OUT** 
21st - The Haunt, Brighton, United Kingdom
22nd - Institute 3, Birmingham, United Kingdom
24th - SWX, Bristol, United Kingdom
25th - Vodafone Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal
29th - The Glenroy, Dunedin, New Zealand
30th - Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand

1st - Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand
2nd - Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
8th - Meredith Festival, Victoria, Australia
8th-9th - Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, Australia

29th - Albert Park Precinct, Auckland, New Zealand

2nd - Hart’s Mill, Adelaide, Australia
3rd - Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
3rd - The River’s Edge, Melbourne, Australia
4th - SCA, Sydney, Australia
4th - Callan Park, Sydney, Australia
10th - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia
11th - Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle, Australia

28th - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK [TICKETS]

“Harding is nothing less than amazing – a nuanced musician, a startling writer and a presence so intense.” - The Observer *****
”Spellbinding songs.” - The Guardian ****
Party recalls Perhacs and Bunyan, Nico and Joni, but these are thoroughly modern songs – and very much Harding’s own.” - Uncut 8/10
“Understated yet charismatic, Harding has the gift of making reality seem like a very fragile and porous thing indeed.” - Q ****
“Truly captivating.” - DIY ****
“A talent at the very start of her creative life.” - Loud And Quiet (8/10)

Official videos for ‘Horizon’, ‘Imagining My Man’ and ‘Blend’, all directed by Charlotte Evans, can be viewed below.
Imagining My Man