I really loved Aldous Harding’s first album. It was one of my top albums of 2014 and I was fortunate enough to catch her perform last time she was in the UK. She has a distinctive voice and interesting songs. On stage she comes across in a passive aggressive way that appears to front her vulnerability. It all helps make performance feel convincing. In all honesty, I’m not sure how much of this is an act. But the way she played with her mic stand throughout the gig suggests at least some of the vulnerability in her performance isn’t. Clearly the audience felt that way too. I’ve never seen the crowd in this venue be so quiet and rightly so. It was a beautiful performance. Finished off with a pretty amazing cover version of ‘Run to the Hills’ by Kate Bush.
Support was from Stranded Horse.