Kid Harpoon

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Kid Harpoon
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Kid Harpoon at the Glastonbury Festival in 2007
Background information
Birth name Tom Hull[1]
Born (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 32)
Chatham, Medway, Kent
Genres Folk, indie rock, big beat
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Young Turks
Associated acts The Powers That Be, Florence and the Machine, Jessie Ware, Skrillex

Kid Harpoon (born Tom Hull, 20 April 1982, Chatham, Kent, England) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

Career[edit]

Already a fixture at local venues in his hometown of Chatham, Kid Harpoon first emerged on the London live music scene in early 2006 as a resident singer-songwriter at Nambucca. His first single, "The River, The Ocean, The Pearl" was released by independent label Brikabrak in 2006 to critical acclaim, earning an instant following from tastemakers NME and Drowned in Sound.[2] Two EPs followed, The First EP, in October 2007, and The Second EP in February 2008.

Upon signing to influential indie label XL Recordings/Young Turks, Kid Harpoon's debut album Once was released in September 2009. The album was recorded in Los Angeles by Grammy winning producer Trevor Horn and received an 8/10 from NME.[3]

Kid Harpoon has also worked with an array of artists. He co-wrote "Shake It Out", "Never Let Me Go", and "Leave My Body" on the Florence + the Machine album Ceremonials with Paul Epworth and Florence Welch. He also co-wrote Calvin Harris' number one single Sweet Nothing with Florence Welch and Harris. Additional writing credits include "The Devil in Me" for Jamie N Commons, and three songs on Jessie Ware's debut album Devotion including the single "Wildest Moments". He is currently producing/co-writing the debut Album for UK artist Carly Connor.

In 2012, Kid Harpoon received an Ivor Novello nomination for Florence + the Machine's "Shake It Out".[4]

Discography[edit]

LPs[edit]

Kid Harpoon – Once, Young Turks – 2009

  1. Stealing Cars
  2. Colours
  3. Back From Beyond
  4. Buried Alive
  5. Burnt Down House
  6. Flowers by the Shore
  7. Once
  8. Hold On
  9. Running Through Tunnels
  10. Death of a Rose
  11. Marianna
  12. Childish Dreaming

EPs[edit]

Kid Harpoon – The Second EP, Young Turks – 2008 (CD and vinyl)

  1. "Riverside" – 4:11
  2. "Fathers and Sons" – 3:04
  3. "Suicide Grandad?" – 3:16
  4. "Her Body Sways" – 3:15
  5. "In The Dark" – 3:11
  6. "Lay of the Land" – 3:42

Kid Harpoon – The First EP, Young Turks – 2007 (CD and vinyl)

  1. "Milkmaid" – 3:06
  2. "57" – 1:41
  3. "As It Always Was" – 2:40
  4. "Aeroplanes & Neon Lights" – 3:41
  5. "Small Town War" – 3:02
  6. "The Water" (demo) – 2:27

Singles[edit]

Kid Harpoon – The River, The Ocean, The Pearl, Brikabrak Records – 2006 (Limited CD and vinyl)

  1. "Riverside"
  2. "It's Time"

Discography[edit]

Artist Release Record Label Credit
Lily Allen "Bass Like Home" Parlophone Producer / Writer / Mixer
LP "One Last Mistake" from Forever for Now Warner Bros. Writer
Skrillex "Fire Away" from Recess Big Beat/Atlantic/OWSLA Singer / Writer
Christina Perri "Burning Gold" from Head or Heart Atlantic Writer
Shakira feat. Rihanna "Can't Remember to Forget You" RCA Producer / Writer
Foxes "Let Go for Tonight" Sony Music Co-producer / Writer
Eliza Doolittle "Back Packing," "Walking on Water," "Missing Kissing," "One in a Bed" from In Your Hands (Deluxe) Parlophone Producer / Writer
Bipolar Sunshine "Drowning Butterflies" Polydor Producer / Writer
Haim "Days Are Gone" from Days Are Gone Columbia Producer / Writer
Joel Compass "Fucked Up" Black Butter Records Producer / Writer
Professor Green featuring Miles Kane "Are You Getting Enough?" EMI Producer / Writer
Mayer Hawthorne "Robot Love" from Where Does This Door Go Republic Producer / Writer
Florence + The Machine "Over the Love" from The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Interscope Co-producer
Jamie N Commons "Wash Me in the Water" from Rumble & Sway – EP Interscope Writer
Miles Kane "Give Up" Columbia UK Writer
Lewis Watson "It Could Be Better" from The Wild – EP Warner UK Writer
Jack Beats featuring Kid Harpoon "Storm" from Careless OWSLA Singer / Writer
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing" from 18 Months Universal Writer
Florence + the Machine "Shake It Out", "Never Let Me Go", and "Leave My Body" from Ceremonials Universal Writer
Jessie Ware "Wildest Moments", "Night Light", and "Taking in Water" from Devotion Sony Writer / Co-producer on "Wildest Moments"

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