The Harriets are a retro inspired power pop band from Leeds, fronted by lead vocalists Daniel Parker-Smith and Ben Schrodel. They play alongside Ryan Bailey (drums) and Jess Womack (piano) for live shows. They deal in jangly, upbeat songs, with a focus on bright vocal harmonies and their melodic interplay between guitar, bass and piano. The Harriets put on an energetic show with plenty of high kicks and a feel-good display of musical camaraderie.
The Harriets made waves on the Yorkshire music scene and beyond after winning a slot at Bingley Music Live and rubbing shoulders with Kaiser Chiefs and Manic Street Preachers. After releasing their ‘Harriet Who?’ EP, they received airplay on Tom Robinson’s Mixtape on BBC 6 Music leading to a headline position at BBC Introducing In West Yorkshire’s showcase gig, various festival slots at Live at Leeds festival and Wakefield’s Long Division and a support slot for American songwriter, Cutworms. The Harriets were recently long-listed for Glastonbury 2019 and shortlisted for RSD Unsigned 2019. They are looking at the year with big plans to record new material and expand their live shows with their new keyboard player.
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Glastonbury longlisted 2019
RSDUnsigned shortlisted 2019
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, "To me, their song Television sounds like a lost classic recording from CBGB's era New York, which in my book is high praise indeed”.
Jumbo Records, “Uber catchy songs. This single is another reason why we think they'll soon be everyone's favourite new band too”.
Gigride, "Independent music as it should be, raw and real, but combining that with a sound so pop-infused is unique, and worth taking note of”.
Faith Gledhill, Yorkshire Post, "There are so many bands out there trying to achieve what they seemingly manage to do so effortlessly... that classic and timeless sound which, whilst somewhat reminiscent of times gone by and leaves you feeling as if you have truly been transported to the swinging 60's, still remains completely relevant and contemporary".
Winners of Bingley Music Live Unsigned competition 2017