New Zealander Aldous Harding first captivated our ears with her low lamenting burr on her 2015 eponymous ‘gothic-folk’ debut. A theatrical chill sweeps through songs marked by stark arrangements and Harding’s unusual vocal range. Though 2017 follow-up album Party eschews eeriness in favour of the sparkle of love, there remains a strangeness to her music, as much Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska as Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love. Aldous Harding tracks the space between fragility and possession, light and dark. Live, she’s bound to bewitch you.
Country: New Zealand