Aldous Harding shares details of new album

Aldous Harding shares the details behind the release of her new album 'Party'.

Aldous Harding will release her second album, and debut for 4AD Party on May 19th. Following the recent single ‘Horizon’, a new track and video goes online today. Watch “Imagining My Man” below. Aldous Harding has also announced new tour dates, starting May 20th in Paris, France.

Party was produced with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in Bristol, a world away from Harding’s New Zealand home. As well as contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas lends vocals to the aforementioned “Imagining My Man” and Party closer “Swell Does The Skull”.

“Imagining My Man” is an intensely intimate listen as Aldous explores the curiosity of a lover’s idiosyncrasies. The video was created by ‘Horizon’ director Charlotte Evans and once again draws focus on Harding, tracking her movements throughout the city of Auckland.

“It has a fluidity that works nicely. I couldn’t think of anything that would work better. I want people to feel calm, I was just trying to look friendly. It was also lovely being driven around Auckland City, I hadn’t done that in a while.” says Harding. 

Aldous Harding

1. Blend
2. Imagining My Man
3. Living The Classics
4. Party
5. I’m So Sorry
6. Horizon
7. What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming
8. The World Is Looking For You
9. Swell Does The Skull


May 20 – PARIS, L’Olympic Café
May 21 – BRUSSELS, Huis 23
May 22 – LONDON, Omeara
May 23 – BRISTOL, Thekla
May 24 – MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge
May 25 – GLASGOW, Broadcast
May 28 – AMSTERDAM, Schellingwouderkerk
May 29 – HAMBURG, Nochtwache
May 30 – BERLIN, Auster Club
June 3 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival
June 4 – NELSONVILLE, OH, Nelsonville Music Festival
June 6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
June 7 – ALLSTON, MA, Great Scott
June 11 – MONTREAL, QC, Le Divan Orange
June 12 – TORONOT, ON, Velvet Underground
June 13 – DETROIT, MI, El Club
June 14 – CHICAGO, IL, Empty Bottle
June 16 – ATLANTA, GA, The Earl
June 17 – NEW ORLEANS, LA, Gasa Gasa
June 19 – AUSTIN, TX, The Mohawk (Inside)
June 20 – EL PASO, TX, The Monarch
June 21 – TUCSON, AZ, Hotel Congress
June 22 – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Echo
June 23 – SAN DIEGO, CA, Soda Bar
June 24 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Swedish American Hall
July 29 – BOISE, ID, The Olympic
July 30 – SEATTLE, WA, Tractor Tavern
July 31 – VANCOUVER, BC, The Biltmore
August 2 – CALGARY, AB, The Palomino
August 13 – CASTELBUONO, IT, Ypsigrock Festival
August 17-20 – BRECON BEACONS, Green Man Festival
August 25-27 – DEVON, Sea Change Festival
September 1-2 – SCOTLAND, Electric Fields Festival