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NZ Folk Newcomer Aldous Harding Announces Debut Album and Australian Tour

New Zealand's answer to Julia Stone is killin' it across the Tasman.

By Meg Watson
June 18, 2014
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By Meg Watson
June 18, 2014
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Heads up Australia, Aldous Harding is one of those Kiwi musical talents we'll casually be calling our own in a few years. You may not have heard much from her yet, but this Christchurch folk queen is just about to drop her debut album and head out on her first tour of Australia. Be sure to check her out — by all accounts, she's killin' it across the Tasman.

Starting her career from the ground up, Harding has dominated the pub scene of Lyttelton — a port town just south of the Christchurch CBD. Full of rural charm and enchanting melodies, her acoustic folk is definitely telling of her roots. Like New Zealand's answer to Julia Stone, her music is rich in character and story.

Her self-titled debut so far has just the one single, 'Hunter', with the rest to be released on July 25. And she's making her way to our shores just one week later, so you better get acquainted with it quickly. Touring Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne alongside fellow Kiwis Tiny Ruins the shows are sure to be a very chilled affair — perfect for red wine, big jumpers and melodious swaying.

Better yet, she's throwing in a couple of free gigs for punters in Sydney and Melbourne. Staying true to her pub roots, Harding will be hitting up Midnight Special and Public Bar on her lonesome. Cruise by, pick up a pint and take a chance on the new girl. It'll pay off in a few months when she's the next Lorde.

Tour dates:

Tuesday, July 1 – Black Bear, Brisbane
Wednesday, July 2 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney 
Thursday, July 3 – Midnight Special, Sydney
Sunday, July 6 – Public Bar, Melbourne
Tuesday, July 8 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Published on June 18, 2014 by Meg Watson

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