After the sleeper success of the internationally lauded Party, Aldous Harding came off a 100-date tour last summer and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road. Reuniting with Party’s producer John Parish, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol’s J&J Studio and Playpen to produce Designer.
From the bold strokes of the opening track, ‘Fixture Picture’, there is an over-riding sense of an artist confident in his work. Contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Clare Mactaggart broaden and compliment Harding’s rich and timeless songwriting.
Note: the LP is available on indies-only gold vinyl.