Swimmers Club

4th March 2016


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Credit: Justyn Strother

Municipal Pool

Check which is the shallow end and note the point where you will be out of your depth.


Who: Aldous Harding
Where: Lyttelton, New Zealand
What: Singer-songwriter.

Who are you?

Aldous Harding. Weird question.

Where are you from?

New Zealand

What time is it where you are?


What do you do? 

Write and play music. 

Who or what are you influenced by?

Everything and nothing.

Are you one of those people who like really loves technology? 

Absolutely. I’m all over watching cartoons on my iPhone. Can’t turn back now.

Do you still listen to music? If so, what's been the best stuff you've heard all year?

I’m obsessed with Scott Walker and Silver Apples this year. 

Do you read? Tell us about good books you read this year? 

I read when I’m not watching cartoons on my iPhone. Brighton Rock was incredible. Making my way through Cancer Ward at the moment. Really not that fun.

What are you currently working on?

The next album.

Who's ever written a great work about the immense effort required in order not to create? 

I’m not sure. Probably a Frenchman, or you know, a Russian.

So do you fancy yourself as some kind of artist or what?

Do you fancy yourself as a spicy journalist, babe?

'Quit... quit... you should quit...you should quit... you should... you should...'. Should you quit?

I’d love to. I wanna be like Sia and wear the hair piece in Peace. Let you lot choose your diva.

Are you just in it for the money?

What makes you think I make any money? The type of money I assume you’re talking about. I do it because I’m good at it and it’s fulfiling to see people enjoy my business and then, become my business. I love music but I love other things more, like the Norwich Terrier for example.

Can you give us the names of two other interesting people who you think we may not have heard of but should have heard of?

Seth Frightening. 

Connie Benson.


Aldous Harding's self-titled debut album was out at the end of last year.

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