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Eleanor Friedberger Announces Auckland Show With Aldous Harding

Eleanor Friedberger Announces Auckland Show With Aldous Harding

Thursday 21st April, 2016 9:38AM

Eleanor Friedberger is coming to New Zealand for a special one-off show which will see the Illinois songstress joined by local folk darling Aldous Harding. Friedberger, who is well known for her musical ventures with her brother as The Fiery Furnaces, is coming to these shores off-the-back of releasing her third solo album New View that came out earlier this year. Here's the show details...

Eleanor Friedberger and Aldous Harding
Tuesday 14th June, Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR and in store at Flying Out, 80 Pitt Street, Auckland

Enjoy the brand new video for 'Does Turquoise Work?' from Friedberger's album New View....


Whammy! is very excited to present Eleanor Friedberger with her band AND Aldous Harding together on this very special line up.

One half of brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger has released eight studio albums under that moniker. In June she will tour New Zealand and Australia on the back of “New View” her third studio solo record.

“The melodies are straightforward, like folk-rock songs from the sixties, and the voice more gorgeous than ever.” - Nick Bollinger, Radio NZ National.

The record’s no-fuss, featherlight acoustic pop songs weave into one another seamlessly, Friedberger’s melodies familiar and redolent of artists like Harry Nilsson and Neil Young without playing like nostalgia.” - Pitchfork

After the decade long attachment with The Fiery Furnaces and having relocated from Brooklyn to upstate New York, New View represents the awareness and acceptance of change in Friedberger’s life. Simple arrangements and non-fussy melodies make for a wonderfully buoyant album, dotted with noisey, emotionally direct deviations. It proves the limitlessness creativity of Friedberger, the exciting and uplifting record relays wit and poise with ease. Lyrically, New View communicates reflections of internal trauma, intimate, experiential monologues relayed by a woman that is doing just fine, in retrospect.

Her upcoming New Zealand show will no doubt be rewarding for fans of the seasoned musician gained over her lengthy career. Aldous Harding will have recently arrived back in New Zealand after selling out shows across Europe and the UK where her latest single “I’m So Sorry" is being played regularly on BBC 6 Music.

Don’t miss out on seeing Aldous live as she will be recording a new album in July (set for release early 2017) with PJ Harvey's producer John Parish and shortly after that Aldous will be touring the States and returning to UK/Europe at the end of the year.


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