Harding in contention for swag of awards

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Aldous Harding.

by Greta Yeoman

Ex-Geraldine musician Hannah Harding has collected a swag of nominations for the New Zealand Music Awards.

The former Geraldine High School pupil, who performs under the moniker of Aldous Harding, is a finalist for four awards, the winners of which will be announced on November 14.

Her third album, Designer, has been nominated for album of the year, while a single from the album, The Barrel, is up for single of the year.

Harding has also been nominated for the best solo artist award (alongside Benee, Avantdale Bowling Club’s Tom Scott and Mitch James), and has also been named as a finalist in the best alternative artist category, where she is up against Tiny Ruins and The Beths.

Designer was released in April this year.

Her fellow nominees for album of the year include Avantdale Bowling Club, The Beths, ex-Lyttelton musician Marlon Williams, Broods and Mitch James, while The Beths, Benee, Six60, Church & AP and Drax Project are fellow contenders for single of the year.

Last year Harding won the breakthrough artist of the year and best alternative artist awards, following the release of her second album, Party

The New Zealand Music Awards will be held at Auckland’s Spark Arena on November 14.