An easy opening to a manic two days
Singer songwriter Kid Harpoon is one of London's rising stars, with sections of the music press hailing him as one to get excited about. So it was no surprise that the Electric Ballroom was busy for his set early on Thursday evening at the Camden Crawl.
The sound he and his fellow musicians create is what I imagine the acoustic, sometimes folkie end product of a joint brainstorming session between the Magic Numbers and Libertines to sound like. Sometimes fast, up-tempo and full of energy, and other times chilled and reflective. Look out for last year's single 'Riverside' as one of his stand out tunes.
It wouldn't be the Camden Crawl without a guest appearance or two cropping up throughout the two-day event and Mr. Harpoon pulled a great one out of the bag. Hotly tipped singer Kate Nash joined the fun for one song and was welcomed on stage with a massive cheer.
Both artists have impressive vocal talents and on this evidence Kid Harpoon's performance there's a strength in depth of easy on the ear, lyrically interesting indie rock tracks ready and waiting to take him to the big time.