Kid Harpoon

British musician

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 40)
Chatham, Medway, Kent
Genres
  • Folk
  • indie rock
  • electronica
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
LabelsYoung
Musical artist

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

Career

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".

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

Along with the likes of Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, and John Lennon, Kid Harpoon joined the invitation-only U.S. PRO, Global Music Rights (GMR). Since joining the GMR, Kid Harpoon co-wrote and produced Harry Styles' 2022 album, Harry's House, including the number 9x Billboard Hot 100 single, "As It Was". Harpoon has also written hit songs for Ed Sheeran, Maggie Rogers, and many more.

Personal life

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

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Once

Extended plays

Title Details
The First
  • Released: 2007[7]
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Formats: CD, vinyl
The Second
  • Released: 18 February 2008[8]
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Formats: CD, vinyl

Singles

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

Year Artist Song Written with Produced with Album
2009 The Jacka "Storm" feat. Cormega N/A N/A Tear Gas
2011 Florence + the Machine "Never Let Me Go" Florence Welch
Paul Epworth
N/A Ceremonials
"Leave My Body" Florence Welch
Paul Epworth
N/A
2012 Jamie N Commons "Devil in Me" Jamie Nick Commons No additional producers Non-album single
Spector "Celestine" N/A Trevor Horn Enjoy It While It Lasts
Jessie Ware "Wildest Moments" Jessica Ware Dave Okumu Devotion
Spector "Twenty Nothing" N/A No additional producers Enjoy It While It Lasts
Jessie Ware "Night Light" Jessica Ware
Dave Okumu
Dave Okumu Devotion
"Taking in Water" Jessica Ware Dave Okumu
Calvin Harris "Sweet Nothing" feat. Florence Welch Adam Wiles
Florence Welch
N/A 18 Months
Jack Beats "Storm" feat. Kid Harpoon Benjamin Geffin
Niall Dailly
N/A Somebody to Love EP
2013 Miles Kane "Give Up" Miles Kane N/A Give Up EP
Jamie N Commons "Wash Me in the Water" Jamie Nick Commons N/A Rumble and Sway EP
Lewis Watson "It Could Be Better" Lewis Watson N/A The Wild EP
Florence + the Machine "Over the Love" Florence Welch
Aaron Jerome
Stuart Hammond
Emile Haynie
Baz Luhrmann
The Great Gatsby OST
Joel Compass "Fucked Up" Joel Compass Joel Compass Astronaut EP
Miles Kane "Tonight" Miles Kane N/A Don't Forget Who You Are
"Caught in the Act" Miles Kane N/A
Mayer Hawthorne "Robot Love" Andrew Cohen
John Hill
William Curtis
Mayer Hawthorne
John Hill (co.)
Where Does This Door Go
Professor Green "Are You Getting Enough?" feat. Miles Kane Stephen Manderson
Miles Kane
No additional producers Growing Up in Public
Birdy "Light Me Up" Jasmine Bogaerde N/A Fire Within
Haim "Days Are Gone" Danielle Haim
Alana Haim
Este Haim
Jessica Ware
N/A Days Are Gone
Eliza Doolittle "Back Packing" Eliza Caird No additional producers In Your Hands
"Walking on Water" Eliza Caird No additional producers
"Missing Kissing" Eliza Caird No additional producers
"One in a Bed" N/A Eliot James
Bipolar Sunshine "Drowning Butterflies" Adio Marchant No additional producers Drowning Butterflies EP
2014 Shakira "Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte" Daniel Alexander
Erik Hassle
Shakira
John Hill
Jorge Drexler
Shakira
John Hill
Shakira
"Can't Remember to Forget You" feat. Rihanna Shakira Ripoll
Kaj Hassle
Daniel Ledinsky
John Hill
Robyn Fenty
Shakira
John Hill
Kuk Harrell (voc.)
Foxes "Let Go for Tonight" Louisa Allen Mike Spencer
Future Cut (add.)
Ben Preston (add.)
Glorious
Skrillex "Fire Away" feat. Kid Harpoon Sonny Moore N/A Recess
Christina Perri "Burning Gold" Christina Perri N/A Head or Heart
Lily Allen "Bass Like Home" Lily Cooper No additional producers Non-album single
LP "One Last Mistake" Laura Pergolizzi N/A Forever for Now
Years & Years "Take Shelter" Oliver Thornton
Michael Goldsworthy
Emre Turkmen
N/A Communion
Professor Green "Little Secrets" feat. Mr. Probz Stephen Manderson Alex "Cores" Hayes Growing Up in Public
Years & Years "Desire" solo or feat. Tove Lo Oliver Thornton
Michael Goldsworthy
Emre Turkmen
Ebba Tove Nilsson (remix)
N/A Communion
Jessie Ware "Desire" Jessica Ware
Daniel Daley
Mitchum Chin
Paul Jeffries
N/A Tough Love
Rae Morris "Closer" Rachel Morris N/A Unguarded
Brooke Fraser "Je Suis Pret" Brooke Ligertwood N/A Brutal Romantic
Quvenzhané Wallis "Who Am I?" with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz Sia Furler
Greg Kurstin
William Gluck
N/A Annie OST
James Bay "Collide" James Bay N/A Chaos and the Calm
James Bay "Wait in Line" James Bay N/A Hold Back the River EP
2015 Florence + the Machine "What Kind of Man" Florence Welch
John Hill
N/A How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Years & Years

"Gold"

Oliver Thornton
Michael Goldsworthy
Emre Turkmen
Mark Ralph
Mark Ralph

Years & Years

Communion
"Worship" Oliver Thornton
Michael Goldsworthy
Emre Turkmen
Thomas Barnes
Peter Kelleher
Benjamin Kohn
N/A Communion
Sigma "Higher" feat. Labrinth Wayne Hector
Thomas Barnes
Peter Kelleher
Benjamin Kohn
N/A Life
Denai Moore "Absent" Denai Moore N/A Elsewhere
Florence + the Machine "Ship to Wreck" Florence Welch Markus Dravs How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
"Make Up Your Mind" Florence Welch Charlie Hugall
Gin Wigmore "In My Way" Virginia Wigmore N/A Blood to Bone
Tourist "Holding On" feat. Josef Salvat and Niia William Phillips N/A Non-album single
Omi "Babylon" John Ryan II John Ryan Me 4 U
James Morrison "Naked with You" James Morrison
Timothy Bran
Roy Kerr
N/A Higher Than Here
2016 Years & Years "Meteorite" Oliver Thornton
Michael Goldsworthy
Emre Turkmen
Mark Ralph "Bridget Jones's Baby" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Foxes "Cruel" Louisa Allen N/A All I Need
"Shoot Me Down" Louisa Allen
Jonas Quant
N/A
Aurora "Home" Daniel Wilson N/A AMDGMAAF
JP Cooper "Five More Days" feat. Avelino John Paul Cooper
Achi Avelino
No additional producers Non-album single
Simonne Jones "Gravity" original and remix Simonne Jones No additional producers Gravity EP
Banks & Steelz "Giant" Paul Banks
Robert Diggs
John Hill
John Hill Anything But Words
AlunaGeorge "Wanderlust" Aluna Francis
George Reid
John Hill
Ajay Bhattacharya
N/A I Remember
Shawn Mendes "Roses" Shawn Mendes
Tobias Jesso Jr.
N/A Illuminate
2017 Lea Michele "Heavy Love" Alexandra Hughes
Christopher Braide
N/A Places
Harry Styles "Sweet Creature" Harry Styles Tyler Johnson (add.)
Alex Salibian (add.)
Jeff Bhasker (add.)
Harry Styles
Niia "Hurt You First" Niia Bertino
Robin Hannibal
N/A I
Harry Styles "Carolina" Harry Styles
Ryan Nasci
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson
Alex Salibian
Jeff Bhasker
Tyler Johnson
Alex Salibian
Jeff Bhasker
Harry Styles
Mabel "Bedroom" Mabel McVey
Sarah Aarons
Josh Crocker
Cameron Gower Poole
Bedroom EP
Portugal. The Man "Easy Tiger" John Gourley
Michael Hart
Ammar Malik
John Hill
Ajay Bhattacharya
N/A Woodstock
PVRIS "No Mercy" Brian MacDonald
Lindsay Gunnulfsen
Blake Harnage
N/A AWKOH, AWNOH
Jessie Ware "Alone" Jessica Ware
Sarah Aarons
ST!NT Glasshouse
Mabel "Ivy" Mabel McVey
Cameron Gower Poole
Brian Kennedy
N/A Ivy to Roses
Jessie Ware "Thinking About You" Jessica Ware Sammy Witte (add.) Glasshouse
Kailee Morgue "Discovery" Kailee Morgue
Christopher Baran
N/A Medusa EP
2018 Years & Years "Sanctify" Oliver Thornton No additional producers Palo Santo
Seeb "Drink About" feat. Dagny Simen Eriksrud
Espen Berg
Sarah Aarons
Alexandra Robotham
N/A Nice to Meet You EP
Plan B "Grateful" Benjamin Drew
Dominic Betmead
Ellis Taylor
N/A Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose
Lykke Li "Sex Money Feelings Die REMIX" feat. Lil Baby, snowsa Rick Nowels
Dacoury Natche
Dominique Jones
Ilsey Juber
James Ryan Ho
Lykke Li
Sarah Aarons
Verneisha Snow
Malay
DJ Dahi
So Sad So Sexy
"Sex Money Feelings Die" Li Zachrisson
Ilsey Juber
Sarah Aarons
James Ryan Ho
Dacoury Natche
Malay
DJ Dahi
"Bad Woman" N/A Malay
Years & Years "Don't Panic" Oliver Thornton No additional producers Palo Santo
Noah Cyrus "Mad at You" with Gallant Noah Cyrus
Sarah Aarons
Jenna Andrews Good Cry EP
Maggie Rogers "Light On" Maggie Rogers
Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
Maggie Rogers (add.)
Heard It in a Past Life
Lauren Jauregui "Expectations" N/A No additional producers Non-album single
Junior Empire "Danger" Diego Porto Belmonte
Hannah Van Den Brul
Jack Balfour Scott
James Eliot
Joey Arnold Zapata
Jonas Jeberg
Jordan Grispino
Mark Rankin Junior Empire
2019 Kiesza "Sweet Love" Kiesa Rae Ellestad
Philippe Sly
Kasper Falkenberg
Nicholas Furdal
NamahFalcon Crave
Radio Fluke "Medicine" Harry Styles No additional producers Radio Fluke EP
Lykke Li "Neon" Li Zachrisson No additional producers Still Sad Still Sexy EP
"So Sad So Sexy (Alt.)" N/A No additional producers
"Deep End (Alt.)" N/A No additional producers
Wrabel "Magic" Stephen Wrabel No additional producers One of Those Happy People EP
Patrick Martin "Both of You" Patrick Martin
Jesse Mason
Jesse Mason Non-album single
Alfie Templeman "Used to Love" Alfie Templeman Alfie Templeman Don't Go Wasting Time EP
Harry Styles "Lights Up" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson Fine Line
Grace Carter "Fired Up" Grace Carter
George Flint
Henry Flint
The 23rd
DetoNate (add.)
Non-album single
King Princess "If You Think It's Love" Mikaela Straus King Princess Cheap Queen
Jessie Ware "Mirage (Don't Stop)" Jessica Ware
Clarence Coffee Jr.
James Ford
Matthew Tavares
Benjamin Bernstead
Keren Woodward
Sara Dallin
Siobhan Fahey
Steven Jolley
Anthony Swain
N/A What's Your Pleasure?
Harry Styles "Golden" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson Fine Line
"Adore You" Harry Styles
Amy Allen
Tyler Johsnon
Tyler Johnson (co.)
"Watermelon Sugar" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"Cherry" Harry Styles
Sammy Witte
Jeff Bhasker
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
Sammy Witte
"Falling" Harry Styles Tyler Johnson (add.)
"To Be So Lonely" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"She" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Jeff Bhasker
Tyler Johnson (co.)
"Sunflower, Vol. 6" Harry Styles
Greg Kurstin
N/A
"Canyon Moon" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson (add.)
"Fine Line" Harry Styles
Mitch Rowland
Sammy Witte
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
2020 Alfie Templeman "Forever Isn't Long Enough" Alfie Templeman Alfie Templeman
Jeremy Hatcher
Forever Isn't Long Enough
Shawn Mendes "Intro" N/A Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris (add.)
Nate Mercereau (add.)
Wonder
"Wonder" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nathaniel Mercereau
Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
Cam "Changes" Harry Styles
Lori McKenna
Tyler Johnson
N/A The Otherside
Shawn Mendes "Higher" N/A Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
Sly (add.)
Wonder
"24 Hours" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nathaniel Mercereau
Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nate Mercereau (add.)
"Teach Me How to Love" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nathaniel Mercereau
Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
"Call My Friends" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
John Ryan II
Nathaniel Mercereau
Shawn Mendes
John Ryan
Nate Mercereau (add.)
Scott Harris (add.)
"Dream" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nathaniel Mercereau
Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
"Song for No One" N/A Shawn Mendes
Frank Dukes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
"305" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Nathaniel Mercereau
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
"Always Been You" N/A Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau
Scott Harris (add.)
"Piece of You" N/A Shawn Mendes
Ricky Reed
Nate Mercereau (add.)
Scott Harris (add.)
"Look Up at the Stars" Shawn Mendes
Scott Harris
Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau (add.)
Scott Harris (add.)
"Can't Imagine" N/A Shawn Mendes
Nate Mercereau (add.)
Scott Harris (add.)
2021 WORRYWORRY "Outside" Jessica Ware
WORRYWORRY
Jay Mooncie
Kurisu
WORRYWORRY
Miserable
Celeste "Tonight Tonight" N/A Josh Crocker
Charlie Hugall
Not Your Muse
2022 Harry Styles "Music For a Sushi Restaurant" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson Harry's House
"Late Night Talking" Harry Styles Tyler Johnson
"Grapejuice" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"As It Was" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"Daylight" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"Little Freak" Harry Styles Tyler Johnson
"Matilda" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Amy Allen
Tyler Johnson
"Daydreaming" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Alex Weir
Louis Johnson
Quincy Jones
Tom Bahler
Valerie Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"Keep Driving" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Mitch Rowland
Tyler Johnson
"Satellite" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
"Boyfriends" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tobias Jesso Jr.
Tyler Johnson
"Love Of My Life" Harry Styles
Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
Lizzo "If You Love Me" Amy Allen
Lizzo
Nate Mercereau
Nate Mercereau Special
Maggie Rogers "Want Want" Maggie Rogers
Samuel Holden Jaffe
Del Water Gap

Maggie Rogers

Surrender
"Horses" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"Overdrive" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"Shatter" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"Be Cool" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"I’ve Got A Friend" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"Honey" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"Different Kind of World" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
"That's Where I Am" Maggie Rogers Maggie Rogers
Florence + the Machine "Heaven Is Here" Florence Welch Dave Bayley

Florence Welch
Jack Antonoff

Dance Fever
"Cassandra" Florence Welch N/A

References

  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". drownedinsound.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Music & Film Reviews - NME.COM". nme.com. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ "The Nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Instagram post by @jenmagsmyles • May 16, 2015 at 9:46am UTC". instagram.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Kid Harpoon – Once (2009, CD)". Discogs.
  7. ^ "Kid Harpoon - the First E.P." Discogs.
  8. ^ "Kid Harpoon – the Second E.P. (2008, Vinyl)". Discogs.
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