Throwback to the naughties: The Harpoons pay homage to UK Garage
Location: Melbourne, Australia
FFO: Jorja Smith, Soulecta
Label: Caroline Australia/I Heard A Whisper
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, The Harpoons have a knack for pushing boundaries, and this track ‘Reassurance’ is a delicate mix of contemporary, alluring electronics, with rhythmic structures and synths, all sprinkled with a certain nostalgia; the awesome-australian-foursome clearly wish to pay homage to the UK garage of the naughties with this track, and it works brilliantly.
Vocalist Bec Rigby explains: “The Harpoons spent a quarter of a year living in London, writing, recording, enjoying the fried chicken culture, the tiny basement clubs, janky jazz bars and the rewinds on the radio. This is our cute homage to UK garage, one of the deepest scenes of the naughties that went literally from broadcasting out of people’s garages on pirate radio in the UK, to sweeping the entire world.”