Antony Harding brings us “True Love (Under Sheets of Rain)” – Free Download

 A love song. But this one is not about a specific love, or about a smile that made your heart beat faster, or some faded memory of that already distant moment. Antony Harding reignites the magic of his vibrant acoustic pop while outside won’t stop raining, and while it pours, Antony sings of the true love coming back to us, as it always happens. True love found us already in the past, and we believed that was all we needed. But the rain won’t stop and keeps falling on us, until one day we realize we are still waiting for True Love to come back again. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”. True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is Antony Harding’s sweetest new song, produced together with Tim Charlton on the Isle of Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is available for free download and streaming on WWNBB’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

 Una canzone d’amore, una semplice canzone d’amore. Ma non su un amore, su qualcuno, su un sorriso nuovo che ti fa battere il cuore o su qualche ricordo sbiadito di quella luce già lontana. Antony Harding, mentre fuori piove a dirotto, torna ad accendere la magia del suo palpitante pop acustico e canta del vero amore che torna a trovarci, come ha sempre fatto. Il vero amore ci aveva già trovati in passato, lo avevamo incontrato e avevamo creduto che quello fosse tutto quello che serviva. Ma questa pioggia non smette mai, continua a caderci addosso, fino a quando, un giorno, scopriamo di essere lì ad aspettare che il vero amore torni ancora. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è il nuovo dolcissimo singolo di Antony Harding (voce e chitarre), prodotto insieme a Tim Charlton (basso e batteria) sull’Isola di Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è disponibile in streaming e download gratuito via Bandcamp e Soundcloud.

Antony Harding – By The Yellow Sea

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 By the Yellow Sea is the fourth full length album from Antony Harding, featuring 8 bright and beautiful, catchy songs inspired by a summer touring China, the Swedish weather, the end of a love and the start of a seemingly never ending walk. Written and played on an old 12 string acoustic guitar bought in a closing down sale in a guitar shop on the Isle of Wight, the songs were recorded lazily on sofas (with feet up on the coffee table) in Barkarby & Stockholm by Antony and mixed during long tea breaks (with biscuits) on the Isle of Wight by Tim Charlton.

 By the Yellow Sea è il quarto album di Antony Harding. Questa nuova piccola perla raccoglie 8 bellissime canzoni composte ispirandosi ad un tour estivo in Cina, al clima Svedese, alla fine di un amore e l’inizio di un cammino che sembra non avere fine. Composte con una vecchia acustica a 12 corde comprata ad una svendita in un negozio di chitarre sull’Isola di Wight, le canzoni sono state registrate in relax su qualche sofà (e coi piedi sul tavolino) a Barkaby e Stoccolma dallo stesso Antony, e sono poi state mixate durante lunghe pause per il tè (coi biscotti) da Tim Charlton sull’Isola di Wight.

Antony Harding – Listen to the new single “Walk with no real place to go” – New album pre-prder

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Walk With No Real Place to Go is Antony Harding‘s first single from his forthcoming album By the Yellow Sea, out on June 29th.

Walk With no Real Place to Go is a warm but lonely stroll down city streets and country roads, accompanied by the strum and jangle of an old 12 string acoustic guitar and a hazy lazy rhythm.

You can listen to the song and download it (here and here) while pre-ordering the album on our Bandcamp pages. The iTunes pre-sale will start on June 1st. By the Yellow Sea will be available on CD and digital.

New Single – Antony Harding – (This is Just) the Calm Before the Storm

  The calm before the storm has never sounded so sweet and lovely. Although the lyrics of this song try in every way to warn us that is going to get worse, it’s been a while since I last listened to a three-minute so carefree and spring-inspired pop by Antony Harding. After the acoustic instrumental tracks written by candlelight and collected in “Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline ” released in 2013, this new single comes with a different and brighter sound, that falls among the most serene melodies from the Go- Betweens and the immediacy of the old Belle and Sebastian. (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm is only the first single anticipating “By The Yellow Sea”, the new album by British singer-songwriter; album which release is planned for 2015. After a long solo career presenting himself as ANT, legendary Hefner’s former drummer has decided to go back to using his own name for this new release. Recorded in Antony Harding’s native Isle of Wight, (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm counts the collaboration with Marc Maitland, Tim Charlton and Eltjo de Vries. The renewed energy in the writing is perceptible and is all enclosed in the friendly but indisputable invitation: “dust yourself down and blow your horn”!  (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm is available now worldwide in digital format.

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 La calma prima della tempesta non è mai suonata tanto dolce e incantevole. Nonostante il testo di questa canzone cerchi di avvertirci in tutti i modi che sta per arrivare il peggio, era da tempo che non ascoltavamo tre minuti di pop così spensierato e primaverile da parte di Antony Harding. Dopo i brani strumentali scritti a lume di candela raccolti in “Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline” del 2013, questo nuovo singolo ci offre un suono differente, più vivido e brillante, tra le melodie più serene dei Go-Betweens e l’immediatezza di certi vecchi Belle and Sebastian. Ma “(This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm” è soltanto la prima anticipazione del nuovo album del cantautore britannico, “By The Yellow Sea” in arrivo l’anno prossimo. Dopo una lunga carriera solista con lo pseudonimo ANT, l’ex batterista dei leggendari Hefner ha deciso di tornare a utilizzare il proprio nome per questa nuova uscita, e in studio insieme a lui nella sua nativa Isola di Wight lo hanno accompagnato Marc Maitland, Tim Charlton e Eltjo de Vries. La rinnovata energia nella scrittura è percepibile ed è tutta racchiusa nell’invito amichevole ma indiscutibile: “dust yourself down and blow your horn”!  (This Is Just) The Calm Before The Storm é disponibile da ora in download digitale.

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ANT announces October tour dates

ANT - italian tour

ANT – italian tour

Antony Harding plays under the name of ANT. He comes from the Isle of Wight but now lives in Sweden. He plays guitar but he’s former Hefner’s drummer. WWNBB is very happy to announce that ANT will be touring Italy in October. After the release of “The Birds are singing goodnight for you and me“, we’ve been waiting for some live shows to enjoy ANT’s music: don’t miss it!

03.10.13 Genova – disorderdrama.org @ secret show
04.10.13 Bologna @ Covo club
05.10.13 Padova @ La Mela di Newton
06.10.13 Ravenna @ Bronson w/ Shout out Loud
07.10.13 Perugia @ T-trane Record Store
08.10.13 Roma – Unplugged Ai Monti @ Blackmarket
09.10.13 Forlì @ Diagonal
10.10.13 Milano @ Arci Ohibò

“The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me” was recorded in the spring of 2011 at his home in Järfälla (Sweden), finished and mixed with Darren Hayman in Walthamstow, London. Featuring special guest appearances by Darren Hayman, John Morrison & Jack Hayter (Hefner), Suzanne Rhatigan, James Milne (Cornershop), and Dave Watkins.

Together with his guitar, ANT will bring a special gift for his Italian fans: a documentary about the making of “The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me” that will be screened the nights of the shows. Below you can watch the trailer for the film:

When The Birds Sang Goodnight (trailer) from Antony Harding on Vimeo.

New Release: Ant – Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline

Only Pipe Dreams in the Pipeline

Only Pipe Dreams in the Pipeline

Antony Harding, batterista degli Hefner, porta avanti da tempo un progetto a nome Ant. Qualche giorno fa ci ha spedito queste canzoni dalla sua casa in Svezia. Sono bellisime: Only Pipe Dreams in the Pipeline e’ un breve e delicato mini-mini-album  folk strumentale pieno delle gioie della primavera. Scritto a lume di candela durante l’ Earth Hour e registrato a casa durante le feste di Pasqua, utilizzando solo strumenti acustici e costruito attorno al vecchio violino di sua suocera. E’ la colonna sonora della fine di un altro lungo inverno e della tanto attesa primavera. Tutte le canzoni sono state scritte e suonate da Antony Harding.

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Antony Harding, Hefner’s former drummer, plays under the name of Ant. A few days ago he sent us these songs from his home in Sweden. We love them: Only Pipe Dreams in the Pipeline is a short and sweet mini-mini-album of folk instrumentals full of the joys of spring. Written by candlelight during Earth Hour, the album was recorded at home over the Easter weekend. Antony uses only acoustic instruments centered around his ex-mother-in-law’s old mandolin. It is the soundtrack to the end of another cold winter and the long awaited welcoming of spring. All music is written and performed by Antony Harding.

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Here below the video for “Save Your Last Cup Of Tea For Me

Save Your Last Cup Of Tea For Me from We Were Never Being Boring on Vimeo.

OUT NOW! Ant – The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me

Di tutte le cose che ANT poteva raccontarci a proposito del nuovo disco che stava scrivendo, la prima fu che ogni canzone trovava il modo di menzionare qualche tipo di volatile. Lì per lì non sembrò una notizia da farci molto caso, c’erano ancora tante altre cose a cui pensare, me ne dimenticai.
Poi è arrivata la traccia che apre l’album, Kisses On A Plate, e il primo verso dice “I’ll pick all the apples from the tree till I find the one good enough for you”. All’improvviso, cercare di ricordarsi l’ultima volta che ci è capitato di staccare una mela da un albero sembra quasi “strano”, vero? Avvicinare una mano ai rami, spostare le foglie, cogliere una mela abbastanza matura, sdraiarsi sull’erba al sole e dare un morso.
Immagina la scena mentre fai partire questo disco. Cerca di ricordarti com’era il cielo sereno quando avevi tutta la serenità per restare a guardarlo. Il colore, la luce, il vento che soffiava. Il cielo era pieno del canto degli uccelli. Poche cose tanto vorticose riescono invece a raccontare la tranquillità così bene come un cielo pieno del canto degli uccelli. Il suono limpido delle ballate di ANT fa da ideale colonna sonora a questa calma. Il filo conduttore del disco era lì davanti, semplice, bastava soltanto riuscire ad ascoltarlo. Canzoni d’amore per un cielo terso.

Il vero nome di ANT è Antony Harding (ex-Hefner) e questo disco “The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me” è stato registrato a Järfälla (Sweden) e concluso poi insieme all’amico Darren Hayman in Walthamstow, London. Darren ha poi anche mixato il disco. Tanti ospiti hanno collaborato alle registrazioni, Darren Hayman, John Morrison & Jack Hayter (Hefner), Suzanne Rhatigan, James Milne (Cornershop) e Dave Watkins.

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Of all the things that ANT could tell us about the new album he was writing, the first was that every song mentions some kind of bird. At the moment, I didn’t think much of it…as there where many other things to think about. Then the album started with “Kisses On A Plate”, and the first verse said: “I’ll pick all the apples from the tree till I find the one good enough for you”. Suddenly, trying to remember the last time I happened to pull an apple from a tree. It seems strange, right? Bring a hand to the branches, rustling the leaves, picking an apple mature enough, lying on the grass in the sun, taking a bite. Imagine this scene as you start the record. Try to remember how clear was the sky when you had all the serenity to keep watching it. The color, the light, the wind blowing. The sky was full of bird-song. These swirling, sung images convey the tranquility of such a sky. Calm, serene, and full of bird-song. The clear sound of the ballads of ANT makes this ideal come alive. The theme of the album was there before me, simple, requiring me only to listen. Songs of love for a clear sky.

ANT is Antony Harding (member of Hefner) and “The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me” was recorded in the spring of 2011 at his home in Järfälla (Sweden), finished and mixed with Darren Hayman in Walthamstow, London. Featuring special guest appearances by Darren Hayman, John Morrison & Jack Hayter (Hefner), Suzanne Rhatigan, James Milne (Cornershop), and Dave Watkins.

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Together with the album comes the official music video for “Fireworks In This Small Town Tonight” from the new album, “The Birds Sing Goodnight to You and Me.” A stop motion animation music video created by: Sahar El-Ghali & Amy El-Ghali.

SPECIAL preSALE! Ant – The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me


WWNBB is very proud to announce the release of Ant‘s new album The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me on March 26th.
You can pre-order the CD now with a special offer that includes Ant’s former albums “Footprints Through The Snow” and “Floating On The Breeze”.