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The Goldfinch and other instrumentals (2017)

 

The Goldfinch and other instrumentals

20 June 2017

12 track digital mini-album

Antsongs

 

01 Lapwings

02 Yellowhammer

03 The Nuthatch

04 Goldeneyes

05 Bofink

06 When The Woodpecker Drums

07 The Goldfinch

08 The Race Of The Three Hares

09 Buzzard On The Thermal

10 Fieldfares

11 Come In Spring And Wipe Your Feet (revisited)

12 Horned Grebes In The Drizzle

 

Performed, recorded and mixed at home in the spring of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) WWNBB 2016

True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain)

 

We Were Never Being Boring collective (IT)

19th September 2016

Free digital single

 

Recorded and mixed on the Isle Of Wight by Tim Charlton.

Featuring: ANT on guitars and vocals and Tim on bass and drums.

 

 

 

By The Yellow Sea (WWNBB Italy 2015 CD album)

 

 

By the Yellow Sea

 

We Were Never Being Boring Collective (IT)

29th June 2015

8 song CD/digital album

 

01. Walk With No Real Place To Go

02. Once You Had A love (But The Love     Refused To Grow)

03. A Heart Full Of Happiness

04. Cold Cold Cheeks

05. By The Yellow Sea

06. The Girl From The East Lake

07. Carrying A lot of Blue

08. Light This Love And Watch It Burn

 

Recorded at home in Barkarby & Stockholm by Ant & mixed on the Isle of Wight by Tim Charlton.

All songs by Antony Harding.

Featuring:

Antony Harding: 12 string acoustic guitar, nylon acoustic guitar, drums, bass, mandolin, percussion & vocals

Tim Charlton: bass & percussion (3)

Bruno Noaro: electric piano (6)

Yan Xu & friends: birdsong (8)

 

Piccoli gioielli di un pop acustico semplicemente delizioso - MUSIC WON'T SAVE YOU

 

 

 

 

 

Once You Had A Love (But The Love Refused To Grow) WWNBB Italy 2015 single

 

 

Once You Had A Love

(But The Love Refused To Grow)

 

We Were Never Being Boring Collective (IT)

15th June 2015

digital single

 

Taken from the album, By The Yellow Sea.

Written, recorded & performed by Antony Harding in Stockholm & mixed by Tim Charlton on the Isle of Wight.

Featuring:

Antony Harding - vocals, 12 string acoustic guitar, snare drum & bass guitar.

 

 

 

 

Walk With No Real Place To Go (WWNBB 2015 Italy single)

 

 

Walk With No Real Place To Go

 

We Were Never Being Boring Collective (IT)

25th May 2015

digital single

 

Taken from the album, By The Yellow Sea.

Recorded at home in Stockholm by Antony Harding & mixed on the Isle of Wight by Tim Charlton.

Featuring: Antony Harding: vocals, 12 string acoustic guitar, bass guitar & drums.

 

Whatever the troubles of your day, this single seems to make everything bad melt away in a gorgeous haze - SOUNDSXP

 

 

 

 

By The Yellow Sea (demos) 2014

By The Yellow Sea (demos)

 

ANTsongs

digital mini album

July 2014

 

01. Walk with No real Place To Go (demo)

02. By The Yellow Sea (demo)

03. Carrying A Lot If Blue (demo)

04. Light This Love And Watch It Burn (demo)

05. A Heart Full Of Happiness (demo)

06. Cold Cold Cheeks (demo)

 

Home recorded demos of some of the songs from the album, By The Yellow Sea. Only available on Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

 

(This is just) the Calm Before the Storm (WWNBB single 2014)

 

(This is Just) the Calm Before the Storm

 

5th May 2014

We Were Never Being Boring collective (IT)

digital single

 

Written by Antony Harding & recorded & mixed by Tim Charlton on the Isle of Wight

Featuring:

Antony Harding - acoustic guitars & vocals

Marc Maitland - drums

Tim Charlton - bass, electric guitar, keys & backing vocals

Eltjo de Vries - backing vocals

 

This is one of the most sweetly pitched warnings ever heard - SOUNDSXP.

Tumbling along effervescently to the lightly spun ramble of spring time tweaked rustics - THE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE.

 

 

 

 

Radio Songs (2014)

 

Radio Songs

ANTsongs

digital mini album

January 2014

 

01. Every Drop Of Rain

    (P3 Live Emmaboda festival 2002)

02. A Long Way To Blow A Kiss

    (Radio Citta Del Capo Bologna 2004)

03. Blame It On The Language

   (Radio Citta Del Capo Bologna 2004)

04. When Your Heart Breaks (into many little     pieces)(Radio Citta Del Capo Bologna     2004)

05. Haven't You Got Anywhere Left You can Run     To? (Tandem Pop Radio Lund 2004)

06. Slipped Away (Radio Onda D'Urto Brescia     2007)

07. Up Sticks And Go (Radio Onda D'Urto     Brescia 2007)

 

Album of live radio sessions from Italy and Sweden between 2002 and 2007.

Radio sessions with: Anna at P3 Pop Sweden, Giovanni at Radio Citta Del Capo in Italy, Krister at Tandem Pop radio in Lund, Sweden, and John Luc at Radio Onda D'Urto in Brescia 2007).

 

 

Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline (WWNBB mini album digtal 2013)

Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline

 

We Were Never Being Boring Collective (IT)

29th April 2013

5 song digital mini-mini-album

 

01 When The Woodland Path Is Dry Again.

02 Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline.

03 Save Your Last Cup Of Tea For Me.

04 The Winter That Stayed Forever.

05 Come in Spring (And Wipe Your Feet).

 

Written, performed, recorded & mixed at home by Antony Harding

Performed by Antony Harding: mandolin, nylon acoustic guitar, ukulele & hand percussion.

- A short and sweet collection of sunny folk instrumentals full of the joys of spring. Written by candlelight during Earth Hour & recorded at home over the Easter weekend 2013, using only acoustic instruments & based around my ex wife's mother's old mandolin. It is a soundtrack to the end of another cold winter & the long awaited welcoming of spring.

 

Manages to astonish & surprise, leaving the listener in breathless anticipation, tunes which demand to be listened to - MARK WHITBY (DANDELION RADIO).

A feast of frothy folk, packed with pretty melodies, enough to put a spring in your step, quivering with the promise of summer - SOUNDSXP.

 

 

 

 

Minimal Radio session (China 2012)

 

 

Minimal Radio Session EP

 

ANTsongs & Minimal Radio (China)

3 song digital EP

11th June 2012

 

01 Black Swans On The Water

02 When The Robin Spreads His Wings And    Sings

03 Oh What A Day (Oh What A Night)

 

A free digital EP of the 3 songs recorded for an intimate acoustic session recorded especially for Minimal Radioin Beijing China.

First streamed on 5th May 2012 as part of the interview & session radio special: The Ant and His New Album, where I talk about the songs on The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me album.

 

 

 

The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me (WWNBB CD album 2012)

 

 

The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me

 

We Were Never Being Boring collective (IT)

10 song CD/digital album

26th March 2012

 

01. Kisses On A Plate.

02. Black Swans On The Water.

03. Hand-Me-Downs.

04. Such A Pretty Sight.

05. Lady Grey.

06. Somewhere Quiet We Could Go.

07. Up On The Downs.

08. When The Robin Spreads His Wings And     Sings.

09. Fireworks In This Small Town Tonight.

10. Oh What A Day (Oh What A Night)

 

Recorded by Antony Hardíng in Barkarby Sweden & Darren Hayman in Walthamstow, London & mixed by Darren Hayman.

Featuring special guest appearances by: Darren Hayman, John Morrison & Jack Hayter of Hefner, James Milne of Cornershop, Suzanne Rhatigan and Dave Watkins.

 

The third and final full length ANT album featuring ten new songs each mentioning a bird or birds in some way. Recorded in the spring of 2011.

 

Best album of 2012, the sweep of these songs is breathtaking, an album of such unabashed simplicity that its excellence and originality seem barely feasible, medium and message merge to produce a simplicity that is devastating - MARK WHITBY (DANDELION RADIO).

LovelyBritish boy-with-a-guitar lullabies – SONGS ILLINOIS.NET.

Charming, intimate & sweetly melodic, a singer-songwriter of snowflake delicate indiepop, easy shuffly folky rhythms with the loveliest of melodies, contains some of his best work to date, this is where he takes flight - SOUNDSXP.

Enduringsongs for the hopelessly romantic and romantically hopeless - GOLDFLAKE PAINT

A small stroke of lightning in the merciless hot summer - INDIE FOR BUNNIES(ITALY).

 

 

 

 

Dandelion Radio session 2012 (Barely Out)

 

 

2012 Dandelion Radio Session EP

 

Barely Out (Audio Antihero) (UK)

4 song digital EP

14th May 2012

 

01 Hand-Me-Downs

02 Light This Love And Watch It Burn

03 Where's My Love? (Caroline cover)

04 Fireworks In This Small Town Tonight

 

A free digital EP of my exclusive 4 song acoustic session for the Mark Whitby show on Dandelion Radio which streamed throughout the month of March 2012.

Featuring a previously unreleased song and a cover version of Where's My Love? by Japanese artist Caroline Luftkin, plus two versions of songs from the new album, The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me.

 

 

 

 

Won't The World Leave Us In Peace - live in London (2012)

 

Oh Won't The World Leave Us In Peace

(live in London 2001 to 2002)

 

ANTsongs

8 song digital live album

9th July 2012

 

01 Tongues

  (live 12 Bar Club 13-12-2001)

02 Maybe Love Will Return

  (live Betsey Trotwood 24-05-2001)

03 The Trick

  (live 12 Bar Club 13-12-2001)

04 The Queue To Your Heart

  (live 12 Bar Club 15-10-2001)

05 You’ve Lost Your Appeal

  (live Betsey Trotwood 24-05-2001)

06 History (live ROTA 13-04-2002)

07 Fly On Your Wall

  (live Betsey Trotwood 19-12-2002)

08 The Cure For Broken Hearts

  (live 12 Bar Club 13-12-2001)

 

A live album, featuring acoustic solo performances recorded way back in London in 2001/2002 at my old haunts; Cushy Productions at the 12 Bar Club, Track and

Field at The Betsey Trotwood & the ROTA Sessions at The Notting Hill Arts Club.

Recorded by David Moore, except for: 12 Bar Club 13-12-2002 which was recorded on the desk by the sound guy. Photograph by Henrik Mårtensson. Special thanks to David Moore. Available only on Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

 

Kisses On A Plate

 

We Were Never Being Boring collective (IT)

14th of November 2011

2 song digital single

 

01. Kisses On A Plate

02. Up On The Downs (demo)

 

Recorded at home by ANT in Barkarby, Sweden & finished off & mixed with Darren Hayman in Walthamstow, London.

Featuring:

Darren Hayman - electric guitar

James Milne (Cornershop) - bass

ANT - vocals, acoustic guitars & drums

Taken from the album: The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me.

The B-side features a home recorded acoustic demo.

 

- A naive hook strewn love song that absolutely radiates charm - SOUNDSXP.

 

 

 

 

Free songs (2011) FREE

 

Free Songs

 

ANTsongs

January 2011

free digital compilation album

 

01. He's The Bee's Knees

02. Purple Rain (Prince cover)

03. Home (Clifford T.Ward cover)

04. Those Magic Changes (Sha Na Na cover)

05. Magpies (demo)

06. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I

    Want - (The Smiths cover)

07. Kisses On A Plate (demo)

08. Let It snow (Vaughn Monroe cover)

09. Ride On (AC/DC cover)

10. Crying No Tears (Loud Off feat. Ant)

11. In Your Company (demo)

12. Waiting For Midnight

13. Those Memories (demo)

 

Popular free compilation album of cover versions, various odd compilation tracks and exclusive demos.

Available only on Bandcamp.

 

All songs written by Antony Harding except: 

Crying No tears (Loud Off/Antony Harding) 

Purple Rain (Prince) 

Home (Clifford T. Ward) 

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Morrissey/Marr) 

Those Magic Changes (Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey) 

Let It Snow (Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne) 

Ride On (Angus Young/Malcolm Young/Bon Scott)

 

01. He's The Bee's Knees - appeared on the Let It Bee compilation CD (My Honey Records) ITALY(2007). 

02. Purple Rain (Prince cover) - unreleased. 

03. Home (Clifford T Ward cover) - on the free compilation album Tis The Season To Be Filthy on Filthy Little Angels (2007) UK/USA. 

04. Those Magic Changes (Sha Na Na cover) - on the free Filthy Little Angels compilation, Down To Grease On Holiday (2006) UK/USA. 

05. Magpies (demo) - on the Music Migration CD compilation on Second Language (2010) UK/DENMARK. Now deleted. 

06. Please please please let me get what I want - (The Smiths cover) - on the free download compilation, Summer's Here Volume 2 on Eardrumspop (2008) NORWAY. Now deleted. 

07. Kisses On A Plate (demo) - on Ondadrops Vol.1: Do you know the way to blue? A free download double compilation album from Onarock.it webzine (2010) ITALY. 

08. Let It snow (Vaughn Monroe cover) - on the free compilation albums: Hark The Filthy Angels Sing (2006) & The Filth Of Christmas Past (2007) on Filthy Little Angels (UK/USA) 

09. Ride On (AC/DC cover) - on the free compilation by i400 Calci in called Fight Night 2010 la compilation (2010) ITALY. 

10.Crying No Tears (Loud Off feat. Ant) - on volume B of the free download compilation, Between Two Waves, EardrumsPop

(2010) NORWAY. 

11. In Your Company (demo) - unreleased 2005. 

12. Waiting For Midnight - on the free A Polaroid For Christmas 2011 compilation (Polaroid Blogspot) 2011 ITALY. 

13. Those Memories (demo) - on the free Christmas compilation, Have Yourself A Filthy Little Christmas, Filthy Little Angels (2005) UK/USA.

 

 

 

 

Black Swans On The Water EP - (2011)

 

 

Black Swans On The Water EP

 

ANTsongs

3 song digital EP

June 2011

 

01. Black Swans On The Water

   (original version)

02. In Your Company

03. Blame On Me

 

Featuring home recorded out-takes from The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me album sessions, recorded between 2005 and 2011.

Available on Bandcamp only.

 

 

 

 

I Long To Quicken The Beat Of Your Heart EP (2011)

 

 

I Long To Quicken The Beat

Of Your Heart EP

 

ANTsongs

4 song digital EP

March 2011

 

01. I Long To Quicken The Beat Of Your     Heart

02. Magpies (acoustic version)

03. A Soft Place (acoustic mix)

04. Heading Home (demo)

 

Featuring some rare home recordings available only on Bandcamp.

 

 

 

 

When The Morning Arrives (compilation album ANTSONGS 2009)

 

When The Morning Arrives

 

ANTsongs 01

01 June 2009

25 song digital compilation album

& limited edition CDR

 

01. When The Morning Arrives

    (unreleased song)

02. The Cure For Broken Hearts

    (4 track demo)

03. She’ll Be Home Soon (demo)

04. The Trick (acoustic version)

05. Up Sticks And Go (demo)

06. What A Wonderful View

    (unreleased song)

07. You’ve Lost Your Appeal

    (4 track demo)

08. The Queue To Your Heart

    (ukulele version)

09. This Goodbye Kiss(demo)

10. Never Let Me Down *

    (unreleased David Bowie cover)

11. Not Sleeping The Same Way

    (Wurlitzer version)

12. I Hope You’ll Always Be There     (acoustic version)

13. The Trick (4 track demo)

14. The Only Girl (unreleased song)

15. You’ve Lost Your Appeal

    (slow version)

16. Change With The Season (demo)

17. Where Happiness Begins

    (4 track demo)

18. Look How Time Flies (demo)

19. Grace (unreleased song)

20. Tongues (4 track demo)

21. Slipped Away (demo)

22. Cold Feet (unreleased song)

23. The Queue To Your Heart

    (4 track demo)

24. Spent Too Long Walking With No Heart     To Follow (demo)

25. We Didn’t Move A Muscle (demo)

 

A 25 track compilation album of demos, out-takes, unreleased songs and a cover version.

Originally released in 2009 as 100 signed & numbered CDRS. Now sold out.

 

 

 

 

(Black Kitten Records split 7" Italy 2009

 

Antony Harding/Darren Hayman

 

Black Kitten Records

Italy 2009

limited edition 7" vinyl split single

 

 

01. The Bands Who Don't Reform - Darren     Hayman featuring Antony Harding

02. A Soft Place - Antony Harding     featuring Darren Hayman

 

Recorded by Antony Harding & Darren Hayman and mixed by Darren Hayman. All singing and playing by Darren & Antony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Long Dark Country Roads

 

Acuarela Discos (Spain)

6 song CD mini album

February 2009

 

01. Time I Was Gone.

02. These Long Dark Country Roads.

03. Come To The Phone. 

04. Smile Your Best Smile. 

05. Magpies.

06. Wherever You Go.

 

Recorded at home in Malmö, Sweden

during 2004 & 2007 on a Roland VS840 & mixed to DAT.

Featuring:

Ant: voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, electric piano.

Darren Hayman:  (01)

Jack Hayter: pedal steel & harmonica (05)

James Hayter: percussion (05)

James Milne: bass (02)

Song 1 mixed by Darren Hayman, song 2 mixed by Tjinder Singh, song 5 mixed by Jack Hayter, & songs 3,4 and 6 mixed by ANT.

 

A collection of gorgeous lo-fi acoustic pop songs that sparkle with tender spring-like freshness, the delicious melodies haunt you throughout the day, completely knocks you out with its bittersweet tenderness, the best release of the year so far - ROCKFEEDBACK.COM.

Simple, sweet tunes, soft & warm with some lovely vocals & a fragile heart - TERRASCOPIC.CO.UK.

Time I Was Gone is an endlessly charming indie ditty - MUSICLIKEDIRT.

 

 

 

 

Lonely Boy And Other Tragedies (2007) Filthy Little Angels   LOnely Boy And Other Tragedies (2008) Series Two Records

 

 

Lonely Boy And Other Tragedies

 

Filthy Little Angels (UK/USA)

(Angel 11)

8 song mini album CD

February 2007

 

Series Two Records (USA)

8 song mini album CD

June 2008

 

 

01. DECONSTRUCTION (OF POETRY).

02. GIRLS AND LOVE.

03. BETWEEN THE LINES.

04. LONELY BOY.

05. FJODELIG FRIHET.

06. SEASIDE SORROW.

07. WORLD'S RESUME.

08. DECONSTRUCTION (REPRISE).

 

An 8 song mini album and low key collaboration where I wrote music for some poems written by Norwegian poet Eivind Kirkeby.

The pieces were recorded at home in Malmö, Sweden.

Antony Harding music and performance.

Eibind Kirkeby words.

 

The CD was licensed and re-released (in its original form but with slightly different artwork) as a limited edition in the USA by Series Two Records in 2008.

 

 

 

 

black candy records split single 2006 Italy

 

 

ANT/Pecksniff

 

Black Candy Records

Italy 2006

7" vinyl split single

 

A: I Couldn't Remember The Dream - ANT

B: Wonder Boy/Monster Land - Pecksniff

 

Song A recorded and mixed by ANT at home in Malmö. Song B recorded and  mixed by Pecksniff.

 

 

 

 

Footprints Through The Snow (Homesleep Records 2006 CD album)

 

 

Footprints Through The Snow

 

Homesleep Records (Italy)

13 song CD album

February 2006

 

Avant Garden Records (Taiwan)

13 song CD album

December 2006

 

Pocket Records (China)

14 song CD album

June 2011

 

01. When Your Heart Breaks

    (Into Many Little Pieces).

02. In Your Dreams.

03. Slipped Away.

04. She'll Be Home Soon.

05. Spent Too Long Walking With No Heart

    To Follow.

06. This Goodbye Kiss.

07. Look How Time Flies.

08. Those Memories.

09. Change With The Season.

10. Up Sticks And Go.

11. Haven't You Got Anywhere Left

    You Can Run To?

12. We Didn't Move A Muscle.

13. Heading Home.

14. She'll Be Home Soon (demo)*

    * bonus track China only

 

Recorded in the Alpha Airbase studios in Bologna Italy in August & September 2004 by Giacomo Fiorenza with additional help from Francesco Donadello. Mastered by Matteo Agostinelli (Yuppie Flu) in May 2005.

Licensed to Avant Garden Records (Taiwan)in December 2006 as a 13 song digipack CD, and to Pocket Records/Sounds Good (China) as a 14 song CD in June 2011 (with a bonus track & a colour lyric booklet).

 

Probably his best album ever - INDIEPOP.IT.

Enough warmth to see you through to summer

- IS THIS MUSIC?

Tender little acoustic vignettes - ROCK MIDGETS.

Walking home alone never sounded so desirable - SOUNDSXP.

Will make you warm on a winter night

- PENNY BLACK MUSIC. 

The voice of the romantics and dreamers everywhere - FRIENDS OF THE HEROES.

Close your eyes and breathe it in, let the music flow slowly through you sending you into a dreamlike state - SUBBA CULTCHA.

 

 

 

let's expect art records split single Sweden 2006

 

 

The Odd Fiddler/ANT

 

limited edition 7" vinyl split single

Let's Expect Art Records

Sweden 2006

 

A1: Something Serious - The Odd Fiddler

A2: When Your Heart Breaks (into many little pieces)(acoustic demo version)- ANT

 

Song A2 recorded and mixed at home in Malmö by ANT.

Featuring the exclusive acoustic demo version of the song from the Footprints Through The Snow album.

 

 

 

 

Sad To See it's Morning (Fortune & Glory 2004 compilation CD)

 

 

Sad To See It's Morning

 

Fortune And Glory Records (UK)

(FORCD114)

13 song compilation CD album

4th October 2004

 

Mastered at Transfermation at London Bridge, by Richard Dowling, in December 2003.

A collection of the first three singles with all the b-sides and all the compilation tracks released to date, plus an exclusive remix, a previously unreleased song and an exclusive live track.

 

01 Where Happiness Begins

02 Your Heart Got Bored

03 I Hope You'll Always Be There

04 The Queue To Your Heart

05 I Always Hurt The One That I Love

   (The Machines remix) 

06 Breathe My Name

07 The Trick

08 Easy

09 Not Sleeping The Same Way

10 That Shining Smile

11 Mountains

12 Pathway

13 You've Lost Your Appeal (live)

 

Sugary acoustic pop - TIME OUT.

Baby voiced Isle Of Wighter gathers all his beautiful acoustic nuggets on one CD - MOJO.

Delicate beauty, sumptuous melancholia - TELETEXT.

Wistfully simple, full of charm - PLAYLOUDER.COM.  

Magical stuff, bittersweet, leftfield pop, hung splendidly from wonderfully downbeat & lo-fi acoustics -NOYZ.CO.UK.

Laid back, sweet, charming, piquant pop gems - RECORD COLLECTOR.

Utterly gorgeous and completely heartbreaking - SOUNDSXP. Surprisingly good - IS THIS MUSIC?

Delivered with the grace of a lovesick Leonard Cohen - PENNYBLACKMUSIC.COM.

 

 

 

 

Floating On The Breeze (Homesleep Records 2003 CD)

 

 

Floating On The Breeze

 

Homesleep Records (Italy)

5 song CD mini album

17 February 2003

 

01. The Silence Has Broken.

02. Floating On The Breeze.

03. Cry Your Little Eyes Out.

04. There Are Grey Clouds In This Sky Too.

05. White Swans On The Water.

06. Blame It On The Language.

 

Recorded and mixed at home in Malmö Sweden on digital 8 track, mixed to DAT.

 

Charmed mini album of ringing acoustic pop, think "Stretch out and wait" Smiths coated with Sarah Records ennui - UNCUT.

Give it a blast – IS THIS MUSIC?

Plaintive bedsit harmonies - TELETEXT.

Daydream pop doesn't get any tastier - LOSING TODAY.

Pleasing bedroom-rock from Hefner drummer – NME.

Utterly charming - DO SOMETHING PRETTY.

Pretty damn fine - CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES.

6 perfectly formed nuggets of trembling pop, minutiae shyly, loveable, heart tugging symphonies, on the budget of a string less shoe - LOSING TODAY.

Floating on the breeze sounds like the most inviting pastime in the universe - LOGO.

 

 

 

 

Zenith Recordings/Smudgey Records 2003 Sweden

 

 

Imprints Of Emotion EP

Airliner/ANT

 

Limited edition split 7" vinyl

Zenith Recordings & Smudgey Records

Sweden 2003

(ZEN 04/SMUDGE 01)

 

A1. Always Up To You - Airliner

A2. Happiness (version) - Airliner

B1. Mountains - ANT

B2. Breathe My Name - ANT

 

Later licensed in England by Fortune and Glory Records as a very limited autographed edition.

Songs B1 and B2 recorded and mixed at home in Malmö by ANT.

 

 

 

 

A Long Way To Blow A Kiss (Fortune & Glory CD album 2002)

 

 

A Long Way To Blow A Kiss

 

Fortune and Glory Records (UK)

(FOR107)

11 song CD album

29th April 2002

 

1. The Trick

2. Maybe Love Will Return

3. Any Girl Can Make Me Smile

4. History

5. When I Need You To

6. Waste The Days Away

7. A Long Way To Blow A Kiss

8. I Always Hurt The One That I Love

9. Every Drop Of Rain

10. Today As Yesterday

11. April Rain

 

Recorded at home in an upstairs bedroom in Bermondsey and a downstairs kitchen in Stratford between April 1999 and September 2001 on a Roland VS840 digital 8 track studio, then mixed to DAT.

Wurlitzer and backing vocals on song 7 were recorded at Cushy Productions in Stockwell London by Suzanne Rhatigan.

Mastered at Transfermation at London Bridge in September 2001 by Richard Dowling.

 

Featuring:

Antony Harding on vocals, guitars, electric keyboard, drum machine, percussion, balalaika, ukelele-banjo and harmonica.

John Morrison on bass guitar.

Suzanne Rhatigan on backing vocals and Wurlitzer piano (7).

 

Ant inhabits the bittersweet territory of Nick Drake & Clifford T Ward, evocative of wide open spaces and a warm spring breeze - LOGO MAGAZINE.

The whole album drifts by like a sunny day, it's ANT-astic! - SOUNDSXP.

Ant proves a delicate little joy – he should consider giving up the day job – TELETEXT.

A tender, wistful acoustic bedsit shuffle of songs about love rain & loneliness - CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES. Delicate, bittersweet love songs fused with beautiful acoustic resonance – PENNY BLACK MUSIC.

Just about the perfect long lost rejection, ex-girlfriend/boyfriend record you'll ever hear, trust me, the blighter has gone and outdone himself! – TASTY FANZINE.

Wonderfully charming solo debut – THE HERALD OBSERVER.

Draped in loveliness, a national treasure – TWEEKITTEN.

Possibly the loveliest album of the year so far – UNIVERSITY OF TEESIDE STUDENTS UNION MAG.

A blinding, lovingly crafted debut album, lovelorn songs layered with gorgeous acoustic strums, a stunning raw talent, Antony Harding is someone we will be hearing plenty more about – CITY LIGHTS.

The best drummer’salbum you’ll ever hear! – LOGO MAGAZINE.

Beautifully uncompromising and simplistic, a real joy - SLANT MAGAZINE.

Recorded with an enthusiastic cheapness which enhances its appeal no end – ROCKSOUND.

A minor (key) masterpiece - GOLDFLAKE PAINT.

 

 

 

 

Cures For Broken Hearts (Fortune & Glory 2000 CD)

 

 

Cures For Broken Hearts

 

Fortune & Glory Records (UK)

(FORCD104)

5 song CD mini-album

28th August 2000

 

01. You've Lost Your Appeal.

02. Tongues.

03. The Cure For Broken Hearts.

04. Fly On Your Wall.

05. Spoil.

 

Mastered at Abbey Road by Adam Nunn 2000. Recorded by Suzanne Rhatigan & ANT at Cushy Productions in Stockwell London, between March 1997 & December 1997 on reel to reel eight track & mixed to DAT.

 

Featuring:

Johnny Viola Greswell on violin and viola. Antony Harding on vocals, guitars, drums & Wurlitzer piano.

John Morrison on bass guitar.

Suzanne Rhatigan on backing vocals and Wurlitzer piano.

 

You've Lost Your Appeal was played on the John Peel show a couple of times in 2000, leading to a John Peel session in July 2000.

 

Sugar frosted heartbreak - TIME OUT.

Likeable delicate stuff - Q MAG.

Cute pop songs with a bitter twisted edge -MELODY MAKER.

The unexpected joy of Ant Harding’s solo mini album, Cures For Broken Hearts – MOJO.

A gorgeous mini album, sweetly joyful – CLICKMUSIC.

Five extraordinarily fragile songs - THE FLY.

Finely crafted distillations of the affairs of the heart - THE JEWISH CHRONICLE.

There is hope for us all, it's what the doctor ordered - SOUNDCLASH.

Make a little space in your heart for this - PLAYLOUDER.

Some gorgeous melodies, it comes highly recommended - EBOP.

A heart worn troubadour – NME.

Tongues is one of the most beguiling, idiosyncratic love songs in recent memory – TOP MAGAZINE.

 

 

 

 

Where Happiness Begins (Fabulous Friends CD single 1999)

 

 

Where Happiness Begins

 

Fabulous Friends Records (Sweden)

3 song CD single

November 1999

 

 

1. Where Happiness Begins.

2. The Queue To Your Heart.

3. Your Heart Got Bored.

 

Recorded and mixed by ANT & Suzanne Rhatigan at Cushy Productions.

Limited to 100 copies each with a numbered sleeve, on the Swedish label of Roger and Anna (Nixon).

Featuring:

Johnny Viola Greswell (Menlo Park): violin & viola

Suzanne Rhatigan: drums, Wurlitzer piano, keyboards & singing

John Morrison: bass guitar

Antony Harding: voice & acoustic guitar

 

The single received support from the great John Peel who played it twice on his show, in November 1999 and January 2000.

 

Magnificent - TWEE KITTEN.

 

 

 

 

I Hope You'll Always Be There (Evil World 7

 

 

I Hope You'll Always Be There

 

Evil World Records (UK)

(SIN 1)

7" vinyl single

10th May 1999

 

1. I Hope You'll Always Be There.

2. Not Sleeping The Same Way.

 

Recorded & mixed at Cushy Productions, in South London by Suzanne Rhatigan.

 

The debut single on Darren Hayman & Jennifer Denitto's label, supported by the great John Peel who aired it on his show in May 1999. 

 

Featuring: Antony Harding on vocals, electric guitar, organ, drums, percussion & drum machine

Suzanne Rhatigan on Wurlitzer piano & vocals

John Morrison on bass guitar.

 

The music is fabulous - TWEE KITTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

ANThology 5 volume cassettes

 

and unreleased...

 

ANThology (volumes 1 to 5)

 

5 volume cassette compilation

(unreleased ANTtapes 1997)

 

Recorded in bedrooms in Maidstone Kent, Shanklin Isle Of Wight & Walthamstow and Bermondsey London.

 

I began writing my own songs in the summer of 1988 in my bedroom on the Isle of Wight. Nine years later I had over one hundred songs recorded on a small Tascam four track, the best of which now fill a five volume cassette ANThology!

 

 

 

 

The beautiful mind & voice of Antony Harding

- SUBBA CULTCHA.  

Weeping beauty - LOSING TODAY MAGAZINE.

Glittering with promise - SOUNDONSOUND.

Bittersweet acousto-pop - THE GUARDIAN.

A singer-songwriter of infinite intimacy & charming shyness - SOUNDSXP.

Winsome lo-fi lovesongs - THE GUARDIAN.