Aldous Harding – Stop Your Tears

• “Stop Your Tears” original music video. Thanks to Aldous Harding.

8.5 “Excellent Alternative Folk from New Zealand”

From her s/t debut album released in July 2014.

This is the definition of gorgeous; I especially love her vocal tremor, what a lass. Her work puts me in mind of great albums in recent years from First Aid Kit and Laura Marling. This is a very good thing. She’s been on the go for nearly 10 years now, so I rather suspect we are reaping the benefits of a long gestation period.

Aldous Harding’s gothic-folk music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, it deals with the raw materials of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance. ~

’twas another picked up via Kevin Robinson’s March 2015 show on Dandelion Radio.

Available at Amazon.

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