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Aldous Harding announces new record with warm lead single "The Barrel"

19 February 2019, 12:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

New Zealand's Aldous Harding returns with news of her third album Designer, announced with the mellow lead single "The Barrel".

"The Barrel" is the first single from Harding since 2017's "Elation" single, which landed after her second record Party.

Harding's new single arrives with visuals co-directed by herself and Martin Sagadin.

Designer, Harding's third full-length, was recorded between Monmouth's Rockfield Studios, Bristol's J&J Studio and Playpen with Party producer John Parish. The recording took 15 days, while the mixing took a further 10.

The record sees contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Claire MacTaggart.


  1. Fixture Picture
  2. Designer
  3. Zoo Eyes
  4. Treasure
  5. The Barrel
  6. Damn
  7. Weight of the Planets
  8. Heaven is Empty
  9. Pilot
"The Barrel" is out now. Designer drops 26 April via 4AD. Aldous Harding will tour North America, the UK and Europe later this year, and has announced a second London show on 5 December at Camden's Roundhouse. Find out more.
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