Aldous Harding – the new Kate Bush
With her spellbinding theatrical vocals and bewitching gothic folk sound, acclaimed singer-songwriter Aldous Harding has been described as her generation’s answer to Kate Bush. Check out one of New Zealand’s most distinctive musical exports by booking your Aldous Harding tickets on StubHub. If you should be unable to attend a concert and have tickets to spare, why not sell them with us here, conveniently and hassle-free.
Bewitching gothic folk
Born near Christchurch in 1990 to musician parents, Aldous Harding first entered the studio aged just 13 when she performed on her folk singer mother Lorina’s award-winning LP, "Clean Break. " She later began writing songs with friend Nadia Reid and provided back-up vocals for string outfit The Eastern, before being spotted by Anika Moa, who invited her to serve as support on a show that very same day. After changing her name from Hannah to Aldous, Harding released her eponymous debut album with Flying Nun Records in 2014, and subsequently became a darling of the New Zealand indie music scene. Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse), Harding’s second studio effort "Party " was issued through cult British label 4AD in 2017. It appeared on many end-of-year lists thanks to its raw, emotional lyrics and minimalist gothic folk sound. Harding has also collaborated with the likes of fellow New Zealander Marlon Williams, critical favourite Perfume Genius and singer-songwriter Fenne Lily over the course of her career. You can both buy and sell Aldous Harding tickets on StubHub.
An intense live experience
Less is certainly more when it comes to the hypnotic experience of watching Aldous Harding up close and personal. Typically taking to the stage with just one other musician in tow (often her regular collaborator H. Hawkline), the singer-songwriter commands her audience’s attention from the get-go with her impressive guitar fingerpicking, colour co-ordinated outfits and animated body language. Of course, it’s Harding’s intense, disarming and uncompromising vocals that have drawn the most attention since she burst on to the scene, and there are plenty of moments during her compelling set which stun the crowd into total and utter silence. Indeed, you can expect plenty of pin-drop moments when you catch Harding in action. Alongside singles such as "Stop Your Tears, " "Imagining My Man " and "Horizon " and fan favourites from her acclaimed studio albums, Harding isn’t averse to throwing in the odd brand-new track which may well appear on a future classic. Catch one of the most mesmerising, haunting and otherworldly singer-songwriters of the modern era by purchasing tickets for Aldous Harding on StubHub.