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The Harriets


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The Harriets are Daniel-Parker Smith (guitar and other instruments, baritone vocals, jawline) and Ben Schrodel (bass and other instruments, tenor vocals, Roman nose).
​They met at a party in Leeds when they were banging on about Johnny Marr and Paul McCartney respectively, and they’ve not found a good reason to stop since. Both songwriters that were in search of a band, they formed The Harriets as a means of collaborating on existing tunes and continuing to write more.
The Harriets sound features the bright and distinctive vocal harmonies of its two frontmen, and jangly retro-inspired guitar work. The band has played many gigs in its native Yorkshire as well as the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool's Cavern Club. They also played Bingley Music Live Festival in September this year, alongside acts such as The Manic Street Preachers and the Kaiser Chiefs.
As well as honing their live show gigging, the pair work on regularly releasing self-produced singles, allowing them to give an airing to the more diverse material in their songbook. ​These have received airplay on BBC Introducing and won funding and support from Help Musician's UK within Higher Rhythm’s Breakthrough programme after being selected by a panel of industry experts. In early 2018 their track 'Television' was played on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of Tom Robinson's mixtape.
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