I Heard A Whisper, Caroline and Select Music presents:
The Harpoons - “Do You Want My Love” Single Launch
The Harpoons + Body Promise + CLYPSO
Entry Requirements: 18+
One of Melbourne’s best and brightest, The Harpoons return today with a new single “Do You Want My Love” - the band's first release as new signees to Caroline Australia, Select Music & Primary Talent.
Premiering via KCRW & Clash, “Do You Want My Love” takes lo-fi dance music to a whole new level. Crunchy beats and sampled percussion introduce the piece. Soon melodic keys take over, driving you to the hook where a chorus of angelic voices begs: “Do You Want My Love”. At first untoward, they become more assertive with every ecstatic repeat. Just when you're imagining you're in a 70s New York nightclub, a galactic synthesiser leads the break down where Bec Rigby’s vocals shine. Joining Rigby is an all star choir featuring the euphoric and angelic voices of Laura Christoforidis, Rischenda Greaves, Mohini Hillyer + Maia (Habits), Kristina Miltiadou, Rachel May Raggatt and Phoebe Stretton-Smith – an utterly delightful sonic teaming.
Along with their audacious new single, The Harpoons announce some massive signings. The first with Australia's largest independent label Caroline Australia, who house international acts Catfish and the Bottlemen & Glass Animals along with local legend Alex Lahey. Prestigious touring agency Select Music have added The Harpoons to their roster of artists, next to Client Liaison, Midnight Juggernauts & Kirin J Callinan. The Harpoons have also signed with London-based agency Primary Talent joining heavyweights Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Purity Ring.
Renowned for their soul-infused, contemporary pop sound, “Do You Want My Love” is the band's first release since 2014’s highly acclaimed debut LP Falling For You and 2015's irresistible "Ready For Your Love". Crafted over two years, Falling For You featured singles “Unforgettable”, “Keep You Around” and “Can We Work This Out”, which had previously won over fans via their infectious live show. The album soared to international acclaim taking them on a world tour with stops in Japan, the UK and New York, following local festival appearances at Big Sound, Meredith and Falls.
“Do You Want My Love” is the first taste of more new music to come from The Harpoons – and coupled with three new signings, we can’t wait to see what this Melbourne four-piece are capable of.
"Dances along the borders between sultry R&B, pop, and fuzzy electronic" - Fader
"Alluring electronics and a captivating case of unconditional love" -SPIN
Set times to follow, tickets will be $15.00 on the door if available.
CLYPSO is a troptronica artist producing alternative tunes with electronic, glitch and afropunk vibes. A one-woman band that packs a punch, using synths, bass pedals and an electro drum kit. The music of CLYPSO comes from a spirit of rebellion and experimentation with a lo-fi edge. Blending and blurring urban laments, hyper-positivity, tongue-in-cheek samples with jungle beats and shiny synth riffs, it’s happy-pill music with a bit of bite.