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Aldous Harding Announces Four-Date New Zealand Tour

Aldous Harding Announces Four-Date New Zealand Tour

Thursday 14th January, 2016 9:00AM

Aldous Harding is heading home to deliver her spellbinding brand of gothic folk to audiences for four shows in early March. The Christchurch-raised Melbourne-based songstress will be bringing with her a stream of new songs, as well as performing favourites from her gorgeous self-titled debut record released in 2014. Here are the details for not-to-be-missed tour...

Under The Radar Proudly Presents...

Aldous Harding

Thursday 3rd March, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Friday 4th March, Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Saturday 5th March, Meow, Wellington
Sunday 6th March, Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets to all shows available HERE at UTR

Enjoy the incredible video for 'Hunter'...



Christchurch-bred folk singer Aldous Harding will perform four shows around New Zealand in early March 2016. With a raft of new songs ready for the stage and an eagerly awaited second album in the works for release in 2016, this ‘toweringly talented’ songwriter (as hailed by The 405) will play four dates around the country before commencing tours of Australia, the U.K and Europe.

Aldous has received praise from some of the most critical corners of the music industry, her self-titled debut album receiving 4 stars in MOJO and Uncut, and thriving timelessly since its 2014 release. While Aldous’ music is reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs, its rich imagery and stark instrumentation occupies more harsh terrain. 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.

Her disarming slant on gothic folk is accompanied on the stage by a wry wit and tenacious gall, as witnessed by hoards of antipodean crowds at Sydney & Perth Festivals and Golden Plains in 2015. She has also toured with such acts as Tiny Ruins, Perfume Genius and Laura Jean, beguiling fans and first-timers alike.

Aldous’ New Zealand shows offer a rare chance to catch her new material performed live and before its recorded release. With a touring schedule roving from Australia to the U.K. and Europe throughout 2016, fans and fresh ears alike would be wise to listen up and witness Aldous Harding at this seminal point in the still early stages of an undoubtedly huge career.

The tour kicks off in Christchurch on Thursday 3 March at Blue Smoke (formerly Gustavs), followed by the Leigh Sawmill on Friday 4 March, Wellington’s Meow on Saturday 4 March and Auckland’s Whammy Bar on Sunday 5 March.

Tickets to all shows are available from 14 January from Under the Radar, with support acts to be announced. Please note that these venues have limited capacity and are likely to sell out, so be sure to get in quick.


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Aldous Harding
Thu 3rd Mar 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Aldous Harding
Fri 4th Mar 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Aldous Harding
Sat 5th Mar 7:30pm
Meow, Wellington
Aldous Harding
Sun 6th Mar 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland