Aldous Harding has seen her musical reputation grown in leaps and bounds this year on the back of her superb self-titled album. It’s a bewitching and enchanting collection of songs of which we said:
The first striking characteristic is Harding’s voice, perhaps one that might deter some listeners, but for those with any affection for Vashti Bunyan, Karen Dalton or more recently Beth Gibbons (Portishead) there is much to revel in here. Harding’s singing style is affected, ornate and considered with each word given equal emphasis. It is both mystical and otherworldly while sounding disciplined and determined.
Here’s the video for the song ‘No Peace’, one of the album highlights with a suitably mysterious and compelling clip to match the gravity of the song.