The Harpoons begin 2012 in the same way they finished 2011 releasing another beautiful
R-n-B gem on Two Bright Lakes.
Following on from the brilliant Keep You Around is the up-tempo strut of Walk Away featuring another inspired vocal performance from Bec Rigby, it finds the Harpoons in razor sharp form with Martin King’s (Oscar + Martin) percussion tight, snappy allowing space for the base and guitar lines to play equal rhythmic parts, while Rigby continues the soul tradition of creating dancefloor bombs out of crooning heartbreak; it’s a tradition we’re very happy to indulge!
Melbourne pop R’n’B quartet The Harpoons return with ‘Keep You Around’, the new single taken from their forthcoming debut album, due for release in 2012 through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.
The track was just premièred by Mess+Noise and you can grab a free download below too.
In the tradition of the great voices of Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, coupled with an ear for modern R’n’B production techniques, The Harpoons make some of the finest pop R’n’B that we’ve heard in a long time. Brothers Henry and Jack Madin write undeniable boppers and ballads that burst with harmony and a shared knowledge that only siblings have. Bec Rigby’s arresting vocals are bellowing and heart-melting, and Martin King (of Oscar and Martin) provides the backbone for the songs.
The Harpoons impressed many with the release of their debut EP back in 2009, going on to play packed out shows across Melbourne. The band were also invited to play the Meredith Music Festival and support the likes of Soko (US), Dr. Dog (US) and Adam Green (US).