Aldous Harding shares music video for 'Blend'

Aldous Harding has revealed a new video for the single ‘Blend’, plus details of her biggest UK and European tour yet. Taken from her latest album, Party, the visuals for ‘Blend’ were created by Charlotte Evans, the New Zealand filmmaker and editor also responsible for Harding’s previous videos for ‘Horizon’ and ‘Imagining My Man’.

Disquieting in its nature, and inspired by Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary war film Apocalypse Now, Harding goes into further detail -

“The concept is based on that awful scene from 'Apocalypse Now' where the playmates pile out of the helicopter. The costume was handmade for me, it turned out great. It's in the bin. I spent eight hours dancing on a Lazy Susan, it was easy really. Obviously I know what it is... The song itself was written in an AirBnB in Bristol the night before going into the studio.”

Harding’s second album Party was produced with the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) in his hometown of Bristol, taking Harding away from her New Zealand base for an intensive two-week immersion in the studio. As well as a raft of musical contributions from Parish, Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas lends vocals to recent single ‘Imagining My Man’ and party closer ‘Swell Does The Skull’. Party has dazzled the critics, leading to a startling performance of ‘Horizon’ on Later... with Jools Holland. With a summer of festival appearances to come, Harding is currently on tour through North America before returning to New Zealand for three sold-out shows at Auckland's historic Pah Homestead. Last week Harding announced her full tour European schedule for the Autumn. In addition to the London and rescheduled Bristol shows, Harding will headline dates in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham in November.