Kid Harpoon

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Kid Harpoon
Kid Harpoon at the Glastonbury Festival in 2007
Kid Harpoon at the Glastonbury Festival in 2007
Background information
Birth nameThomas Edward Percy Hull[1]
Also known asTom Hull
Born (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 38)
Chatham, Medway, Kent
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
LabelsYoung Turks

Thomas Edward Percy Hull (born 20 April 1982), known professionally as Kid Harpoon, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.


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 label 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 has also worked with Carly Connor and Harry Styles.

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

Personal life[edit]

On 15 May 2015, Hull married his long-time girlfriend Jenny Myles at Dairsie Castle in Scotland. [5]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The First
The Second
  • Released: 18 February 2008[8]
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Formats: CD, vinyl


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

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

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Never Let Me Go" 2011 Florence + The Machine Ceremonials Co-writer Florence Welch, Paul Epworth -
"Leave My Body" Florence Welch, Paul Epworth -
"Devil in Me" 2012 Jamie N Commons Devil in Me EP Co-writer/Producer Jamie N Commons -
"Wildest Moments" Jessie Ware Devotion Jessica Ware Dave Okumu
"Night Light" Co-writer/Additional producer Jessica Ware, Dave Okumu Dave Okumu
"Talking in Water" Co-writer/Producer Jessica Ware Dave Okumu
"Sweet Nothing"
(featuring Florence Welch)
Calvin Harris 18 Months Co-writer Adam Wiles, Florence Welch -
(featuring Kid Harpoon)
Jack Beats Somebody to Love Featured artist/Co-writer Benjamin Geffin, Niall Dailly -
"Give Up" 2013 Miles Kane Give Up EP Co-writer Miles Kane -
"It Could Be Better" Lewis Watson The Wild EP Lewis Watson -
"Over the Love" Florence + The Machine The Great Gatsby: OST Florence Welch, Aaron Jerome, Stuart Hammond -
"Wash Me in the Water" Jamie N Commons Rumble and Sway EP Jamie N Commons -
"Robot Love" Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go Co-writer/Producer Andrew Cohen, Jonathan Hill, William "Fatback" Curtis Mayer Hawthorne, John Hill
"Are You Getting Enough?"
(featuring Miles Kane)
Professor Green Growing Up in Public Stephen Manderson, Miles Kane -
"Fucked Up" Joel Compass Astronaut EP Joel Compass Joel Compass
"Days Are Gone" Haim Days Are Gone Co-writer Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Alana Haim, Jessica Ware -
"Back Packing" Eliza Doolittle In Your Hands Co-writer/Producer Eliza Caird -
"Walking on Water" Eliza Caird -
"Missing Kissing" Eliza Caird -
"One in a Bed" Producer - Eliot James
"Drowning Butterflies" Bipolar Sunshine Drowning Butterflies EP Co-writer/Producer Adio Marchant -
"Can't Remember to Forget You"
(featuring Rihanna)
2014 Shakira Shakira Shakira Ripoll, Jonathan Hill, Daniel Alexander, Kaj Hassle, Robyn Fenty John Hill, Shakira
"Let Go for Tonight" Foxes Glorious Louise Allen Mike Spencer, Future Cut, Ben Preston
"Fire Away"
(featuring Kid Harpoon)
Skrillex Recess Featured artist/Co-writer Sonny Moore -
"Burning Gold" Christina Perri Head or Heart Co-writer Christina Perri -
"Bass Like Home" Lily Allen Non-album single Co-writer/Producer Lily Allen -
"One Last Mistake" LP Forever for Now Co-writer Laura Pergolizzi -
"Desire" Years & Years Communion Olly Alexander, Emre Turkman, Michael Goldsworthy -
"Take Shelter" Olly Alexander, Emre Turkman, Michael Goldsworthy, Andy Smith -
"Little Secrets"
(featuring Mr. Probz)
Professor Green Growing Up in Public Co-writer/Producer Stephen Manderson Alex "Cores" Hayes
"Desire" Jessie Ware Tough Love Co-writer Jessica Ware, Paul Jefferies, Daniel Daley, Mitchum Chin -
"Closer" Rae Morris Unguarded Rachel Morris -
"Je Suis Pret" Brooke Fraser Brutal Romantic Brooke Ligertwood -
"Who Am I?"
(with Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz)
Quvenzhané Wallis Annie: OST Sia Furler, Greg Kurstin, Will Gluck -
"Wait in Line" James Bay Hold Back the River EP James Bay -
"What Kind of Man" 2015 Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence Welch, Jonathan Hill -
"Ship to Wreck" Florence Welch Markus Dravs
"Make Up Your Mind" Florence Welch Charlie Hugall
(featuring Labrinth)
Sigma Life Wayne Hector, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn -
"Collide" James Bay Chaos and the Calm James Bay -
"Absent" Denai Moore Elsewhere Denai Moore -
"Worship" Years & Years Communion Co-writer Olly Alexander, Emre Turkman, Michael Goldsworthy, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn -
"Holding On"
(featuring Josef Salvat & Niia)
Tourist Non-album single William Philips -
"Naked With You" James Morrison Higher Than Here James Morrison, Timothy Bran, Roy Kerr -
"Babylon" Omi Me 4 U Co-writer/Producer John Ryan John Ryan
"Cruel" 2016 Foxes All I Need Co-writer Louise Allen -
"Shoot Me Down" Louise Allen, Jonas Quant -
"Home" Aurora All My Demons Greeting
Me as a Friend
Co-writer/Producer Aurora Aksnes -
"Five More Days" JP Cooper Non-album single John Paul Cooper, Echi Avelino -
"Gravity" Simonne Jones Non-album single Simonne Jones -
"Wanderlust" AlunaGeorge I Remember Co-writer Aluna Francis, George Reid, Jonathan Hill, Ajay Bhattacharyya -
"Roses" Shawn Mendes Illuminate Shawn Mendes, Tobias Jesso Jr. -
"Heavy Love" 2017 Lea Michele Places Christopher Braide, Alexandra Hughes -
"Sweet Creature" Harry Styles Harry Styles Co-writer/Producer Harry Styles Jeff Bhasker, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson
"Carolina" Harry Styles, Tyler Johnson, Mitch Rowland, Jeff Bhasker, Alexander Salibian, Ryan Nasci
"Bedroom" Mabel Bedroom EP Co-writer/Additional producer Mabel McVey, Sarah Aarons Josh Crocker, Lorna Blackwood
"Easy Tiger" Portugal. The Man Woodstock Co-writer John Gourley, Jonathan Hill, Ajay Bhattacharyya, Ammar Malik, Mikey Hart -
"No Mercy" PVRIS All We Know of Heaven,
All We Need of Hell
Brian MacDonald, Lindsay Gunnulfsen, Blake Harnage -
"Alone" Jessie Ware Glasshouse Co-writer/Producer Jessica Ware, Sarah Aarons Stint
"Thinking About You" Jessica Ware Sammy Witte
"Ivy" Mabel Ivy to Roses Co-writer Mabel Mcvey, Cameron Poole, Brian Kennedy -
"Discovery" Kailee Morgue Medusa EP Co-writer Kailee Morgue, Christopher J Baran -
"Sanctify" 2018 Years & Years Palo Santo Co-writer/Producer Olly Allexander -
"Drink About"
(featuring Dagny)
Seeb Nice to Meet You EP Co-writer Simon Eriksrud, Espen Berg, Joakim Haukaas, Sarah Aarons -
"Grateful" Plan B Heaven Before Hell Breaks Loose Benjamin Dew, Dominic Betmead, Ellis Taylor -
"Sex Money Feelings Die" Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy Co-writer/Vocal producer Li Zachrisson, Dacoury Natche, James Ryan Ho, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Aarons DJ Dahi, Malay
"Bad Woman" Vocal producer - Malay
"Don't Panic" Years & Years Palo Santo Co-writer/Producer Olly Alexander -
"Light On" Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life Margaret Rogers Maggie Rogers, Greg Kurstin
"Expectations" Lauren Jauregui TBA Producer - -
"Hard to Please" 2019 Meghan Trainor Treat Myself Co-writer/Producer Meghan Trainor -
"Adore You" 2019 Harry Styles Fine Line Co-writer/Producer Tyler Johnson, Harry Styles, Amy Allen -
"Falling" 2019 Harry Styles Harry Styles -
"Intro" 2020 Shawn Mendes Wonder Producer - Shawn Mendes
"Wonder" 2020 Co-writer/Producer Shawn Mendes, Scott Harris, Nate Mercereau Shawn Mendes, Scott Harris, Nate Mercereau


  1. ^ Sonia Zhuravlyova (28 October 2007). "The Word on the Web: Kid Harpoon has us hooked for good". The Independent. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Single Review: Kid Harpoon - The River, The Ocean, The Pearl". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Music & Film Reviews - NME.COM". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Instagram post by @jenmagsmyles • May 16, 2015 at 9:46am UTC". Retrieved 4 March 2017.
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