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. Two EPs followed, The First EP, in October 2007, and The Second EP in February 2008.
Upon signing to influential indie label XL Recordings/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.
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". He is currently producing/co-writing the debut Album for UK artist Carly Connor.
In 2012, Kid Harpoon received an Ivor Novello nomination for Florence + the Machine's "Shake It Out"."
He is also known under the name Tom Hull.