The Harpoons

The Harpoons

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The Harpoons are a young R’n’B / pop band, fresh like a new pair of high tops.
If you haven’t heard or danced to this band already – now is the time, as you may still get a tiny inch of elbowroom before you’re swallowed up by the crowd.

Biography

The Harpoons are a young R’n’B / pop band, fresh like a new pair of high tops.
Based in Melbourne, brothers Henry and Jack Madin’s undeniable talent for song-writing is earning a reputation as some of the best modern soul/R’n’B to come out of the country.
The sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes bellowing vocals of Bec Rigby, drip seductively over Martin Kings buoyant beats. With these two gems executing such succinct melody and pulse, the shakedown rhythm of Henry’s base and Jack’s guitar keep the band’s sound unique yet nostalgic - like the dark town stutters ball in a sweaty Berlin club.

Since the release of their debut EP back in 2009, The Harpoons have played packed out shows around Melbourne. That year they played Meredith Music Festival and have since supported the likes of Soko (US), Dr Dog (US), and Adam Green (US). This year, in the build up to their latest releases, they have supported First Aid Kit (SE), Slow Club (US), and local artists such as Fatti Frances, Grand Salvo and Dick Diver. The Harpoons also played to a tight packed crowd at 2011’s Sugar Mountain Music Festival.

Having just released two new singles “Walk Away” and “Keep You Around” with a clip released on US blog “Live for The Funk”, The Harpoons have the city on its knee’s begging to hear what’s to come next from their upcoming album (to be released later this year).
If you haven’t heard or danced to this band already – now is the time, as you may still get a tiny inch of elbowroom before you’re swallowed up by the crowd.

Their debut LP is due out in 2012 through Two Bright Lakes.

Discography

"Walk Away/Keep You Around" EP released through Two Bright Lakes 2012
http://harpoons.bandcamp.com

"Faith" EP 2009.