New Zealand's best-known gothic folk songwriter is back for a nationwide tour.
Aldous Harding is one of New Zealand's top artists, and on 31 August and 1 September she'll be playing an intimate, yearning and yet distant set, for ultimate fans at the Powerstation.
Her last two albums having been produced by John Parish, whose longstanding career includes working with PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman and KT Tunstall among other household names, have brought her fame both globally and within New Zealand. Some calling her work 'alternative folk' and others calling it 'gothic folk', Harding's cryptic lyrics and theatrically strong vocal abilities have given her a global following that has allowed her to perform at SXSW, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and around the UK.
After only three albums, Harding is a New Zealand music superstar swimming in accolades. Her second album Party won over critics around the world, and in New Zealand it won the Taite Music Prize, two New Zealand Music Awards and a Silver Scroll nomination. This year, she's up for yet another Silver Scroll award for 'The Barrel' from her latest album Designer.
So if Aldous Harding is your go-to on your 'Best Of Kiwi Music' playlist, or you just can't enough of her latest album, be quick in getting a ticket – her last tour of New Zealand sold out months in advance and she's only playing one show in each major city this year.