Ok if you’ve read this blog at all since late 2016, you know I’m a major Aldous Harding stan. After seeing her open for Deerhunter and being completely spellbound by her arresting form of performance (and songwriting), and ranking her 2017 album Party as my favorite album of that year and seeing her live five times now… yeah. It’s a thing.
Well – she’s back. She just released a new single (with two versions!) “Old Peel”, that she’s performed live in the past. I actually distinctly remember seeing this one live because she had grabbed a Rough Trade mug that she rhythmically hit with a drumstick throughout the song. It was always just the “mug song” to me. But this is another entry in her more “accessible” music, but it still carries the goliath weight of uncanniness her music inherently possesses. It’s marvelous. Please new album. OH – I did see tour dates coming in 2022. That’s something!