Aldous Harding

Hannah Sian Topp[1] (born 1990), known professionally as Aldous Harding, is a New Zealand folk singer-songwriter, based in Cardiff, Wales.

Aldous Harding
Harding in November 2015
Harding in November 2015
Background information
Born1990 (age 30–31)
OriginLyttelton, New Zealand
GenresIndie folk
Labels
  • 4AD
  • Spunk
  • Lyttelton
Associated actsMarlon Williams, John Parish, H. Hawkline, Perfume Genius
Websitealdousharding.com

BiographyEdit

Topp comes from a musical family in Lyttelton, New Zealand: her mother is folk singer Lorina Harding.[2] One of the first musicians who came across her was New Zealand folk-pop singer/songwriter Anika Moa. Moa asked Harding to play support for her that night after finding her busking outside the venue she was about to play at.[2][3]

She has released music through independent record labels Flying Nun, Spunk, and 4AD. She has collaborated with Marlon Williams,[4] John Parish,[5] Mike Hadreas[6] and Fenne Lily.[7]

4AD announced Harding as a new signing in early 2017 just prior to the release of her second album, Party.[8] Party was nominated for IMPALA's European Album of the Year Award.[9]

The song "The Barrel", from her third album Designer (4AD, 2019), won the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll award.[10]

She is currently based in Cardiff, Wales, where she lives with partner and collaborator H. Hawkline.[11][12]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Other songsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lorde wins Silver Scroll". Otago Daily Times. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Aldous Harding's Mild Obsession With the Devil Results in Some Truly Sublime Music". www.vice.com. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ "The Mixtape: Aldous Harding | Radio New Zealand". Radionz.co.nz. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (17 May 2017). "Aldous Harding's Songs Won't Be Pinned Down. Nor Will Her Voice". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. ^ "/". The Music. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  6. ^ "The ballad of Marlon Williams – Entertainment – NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Fenne Lily On Former Selves, Aldous Harding and Relationships". TIDAL Magazine. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  8. ^ "The official website for independent record label 4AD". 4AD. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  9. ^ "22 acts in the running for best European independent album". 6 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Aldous Harding takes top gong at 2019 Silver Scroll Awards". Stuff. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  11. ^ Kitty Empire (18 May 2019). "Aldous Harding review – conundrums you can dance to". The Guardian.
  12. ^ Murphy, Lauren. "Aldous Harding: 'I think a bit of mystery is good'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Aldous Harding - Flying Out". Flying Out. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  14. ^ Empire, Kitty (21 May 2017). "Aldous Harding: Party review – New Zealander's hypnotic second album". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Aldous Harding - Party". DIY (magazine). Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  16. ^ Petridis, Alexis (25 April 2019). "Alexis Petridis's album of the week: Aldous Harding: Designer review – cryptic charm and shimmering pop". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  17. ^ Hermes, Will (25 April 2019). "Review: The Fetching Surrealism of Aldous Harding's 'Designer'". Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  18. ^ Davies, Hannah J. (6 October 2017). "Aldous Harding's Elation: the soundtrack to a Black Mirror episode about a time-travelling folk-goth". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Aldous Harding airs new track 'Elation'". DIY (magazine). Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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