Designer, the third album by Aldous Harding is out today via 4AD. Listen here.
The album finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of Party (internationally lauded and crowned Rough Trade Shop’s Album of 2017), Harding came off a 100-date tour and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road.
Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen. From the bold strokes of opening track ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an overriding sense of an artist confident in their work.
The release of first single ‘The Barrel,’ as song and visual, placed Aldous front and centre in the imaginations of all who experienced it.