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New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Aldous Harding once again collaborated with PJ Harvey producer John Parish on her latest studio album, Warm Chris, following up on both 2019’s acclaimed long player Designer and her sophomore outing Party. Harding has an ever-changing approach to her music and expressions of her poetic mind, and this is what will greet the Sage audience. It’s both highly relatable and densely impenetrable in varying amounts. She’s always most interesting when showing a defiance to be unique. Expect the tone to be one of charming strangeness as the mesmerising, psychedelic folk-pop plays out before you. While her music can seem bewildering or sound frightening at times, there are anchors in her lyrics that ground the listener and keep you bewitched throughout.

Support at the Sage comes from H. Hawkline, the acclaimed Welsh multi-instrumentalist and solo artist who fluidly interprets music and art as one poetic sea of melody and memory. His fifth release Milk For Flowers see’s exactly that mix of sweet emotion and surreal world-building with nuanced shifts in texture and direction. His own blend of indie, electropop and psychedelic sounds should prove a fantastic scene setter of Harding’s main event.

Aldous Harding plays Sage Gateshead on Saturday 22nd April


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