Above the streets of the Valley, Melbourne band The Harpoons got the party started on the second night of BIGSOUND. Quickly The Flying Cock was brimming with fans ready to dance to the bands infectious funk pop vibes.
Lead singer Bec Rigby’s voice was powerful and sultry. Jam-packed with melodic hooks and dreamy synths, The Harpoons’ songs created a live show that felt like the playful soundtrack to the nightlife of BIGSOUND. Using a winning mix of live and programmed instruments, The Harpoons create highly danceable pop that you can’t help but groove to.
Creating safe spaces for women is a topic that has been discussed in depth this BIGSOUND conference. Vocalist Bec dedicated the music to the ladies who like to dance at clubs, without being harassed. Following her passionate call to arms we dived into a slower banger showcasing Bec’s soaring, gripping vocals.
Towards the end of the set we were lucky enough to hear some of the band’s latest unreleased material. The crowd let loose as The Harpoons hit us with another energetic mix of shiny synths and punchy keys.
The Harpoons went out with a bang on their final song. The silky-smooth voice of frontwoman Bec Rigby lead the crowd in a unprompted sing-a-long that left her in shock at the audience knowing all the words. At the end of the set the band thanked the crowd for their support and acknowledged that their warmth helped with the nerves of performing at such an event. But if there truly were nerves, you couldn’t tell. The Harpoons were the perfect act to kick off the second night of music at the 2017 BIGSOUND.
Catch The Harpoons again this BIGSOUND at the Alehouse Stage at the Woolly Mammoth from 11:20pm this Thursday 7 September.