Lauded by the likes of Spin, Saint Heron, Indie Shuffle and press and fans across the globe, The Harpoons are an Australian four piece from Melbourne whose ‘genre-bending melodies’ and ‘old-school soul vocals’ channel the best of RnB, Soul and Pop music and bring their own unforgettable charm. Theirs is a respectful approach that acknowledges a rich history of soul and RnB, but resides in the hybrid musical landscape of today.
Brothers Henry and Jack Madin write undeniable boppers and ballads that burst with harmony and a shared knowledge only siblings seem capable of. Torch singer Bec Rigby’s arresting ‘vocal variations harmonize seamlessly’ and melt hearts while Martin King (Oscar and Martin, Fitness By Martin King) ties everything together with his steezy beats and sultry vocals. It’s the harmonies and undeniable melodies that envelop you when the Harpoons are on stage, one that houses bespoke marimbas and pentatones, deftly handled guitars, and analogue and digital drums like two hearts beating.
Their debut album ‘Falling For You’ has been carefully shaped over the last two years, tastes of it’s forthcoming diversity revealed in recent singles ‘Unforgettable’ and ‘Can We Work This Out’. Featuring tracks that have to date only been experienced at their heart thumping live shows at Meredith, Falls and umpteen Melbourne venues with fellow travellers like Saskwatch and Allen Stone, ‘Falling For You’ is an album to be savored on repeat, this summer and beyond.
The Harpoons ‘Falling For You’ is available for pre-order on digital and and available on limited 12″ vinyl through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control and will be released September 26, 2014.