Tue September 19, 2017 9:00 pm $10 (advance), $12
An artist of rare calibre, ALDOUS HARDING does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet's gnashing grin. Her debut release with 4AD, Party (produced with the award-winning John Parish; PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) introduces a new pulse to the stark and unpopulated dramatic realm where the likes of Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside.
Sometimes reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers, ALDOUS HARDING's work lies in more harsh terrain than her forebears – piercing the long history of the genre with a grit and sincerity rarely encountered. Somewhat out of step with the 21st Century, ALDOUS’ music is accompanied by wry wit and tenacious gall that will see her become a true stayer in the music world. Hailing from New Zealand’s Southern port town of Lyttelton, ALDOUS has received attention and accolades from all corners of the music industry, receiving 4 stars in MOJO and Uncut, while UK blog The 405 hailed her a “toweringly talented song writer."