The Guardian just published a great article on Christchurch singer-songwriter Aldous Harding by Kate Hutchinson.
“The rising folk star’s songs may be desolate but her live shows are bewitching. She explains how her dark past and determination possess her onstage
People talk of watching musicians who are overcome by their music when they play, but there’s being “a bit intense” and then there is looking as if you’re willing the demons out of yourself using every iota of your concentration. New Zealand’s Aldous Harding – who was recently recommended by Charlotte Church in the Guardian – is in the latter category: a folk artist whose performances strike that rare balance between fragility and full-blown possession.
I caught her by chance in a moist room that smelled like hamsters at London’s Visions festival in August…”
Read Kate Hutchinson’s full article at www.theguardian.com