Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed album, ‘Kingfisher’ (released 12th August 2014 via Topshelf Records), and two successful EU/UK tours with Gnarwolves and Brighter & Hindsights respectively. Prawn are set to come back to the EU/UK with The Flatliners. The spring tour is set to start on 21st September in Europe and will hit the UK from 12th October.
New Jersey based emo rock quintet, Prawn, formed in 2007 and after self-releasing their estimable full length ‘You Can Just Leave It All’ in 2011, had the album re-released by Topshelf Records (home to the likes of: Braid, Field Mouse, Diamond Youth and more). The band have since released two more LPs, most notably their last album ‘Kingfisher’, which entered the Billboard ‘Heatseekers Chart’ at No.16 upon release.
‘Kingfisher’ calls to mind bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Brand New and American Football, but never sound like they are replicating one specific sound. Prawn excel at producing songs that are extremely recognisable, but more importantly they still exhibit masses of originality. This is what made ‘Kingfisher’ one of the most extolled releases to come out of the so called ‘emo revival’ scene in 2014. However, Prawn are far more than just another emo band; They imbue their emotive and exigent vocal style with ambient post-rock infused instrumentation, and in doing so Prawn have invigorated a genre which is, more often than not, plagiarised from the seminal 90’s founders of the scene that the band take influence from.
Since their formation Prawn have extensively toured across the US playing with the likes of A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Into It. Over It., Foxing, The Hotelier, Dikembe, and The Jazz June. Similarly, the band have previously made three visits to the EU and UK where they have consistently made a huge impact on eager audiences, acquiring new fans with every show by exhibiting their unique flavour of plaintive yet urgent emo rock.
The band also have recently been in the studio with Will Yip (Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth, Whirr), hinting at the possibility of new material on the horizon. Prawn have been moving from strength-to-strength with every release and this tour will provide an opportunity to potentially hear new material and to finally see why they are presently one of the most talked about bands in the scene.
Thu 21 Sep France Paris @ Le Gibus
Fri 22 Sep Belgium Diest @ JH Tijl
Sat 23 Sep Holland Amsterdam @ Sugarfactory
Sun 24 Sep Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
Mon 25 Sep Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia
Wed 27 Sep Germany Dresden @ Scheune
Thu 28 Sep Germany Hannover @ Bei Chez Heinz
Fri 29 Sep Germany Nurnberg @ Desi
Sat 30 Sep Czech Prague @ OO7
Sun 01 Oct Austria Vienna @ Arena
Mon 02 Oct Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kert
Wed 04 Oct Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
Thu 05 Oct Italy Seregno @ Honky Tonky
Fri 06 Oct Switzerland Lucerne @ Sedel
Sun 08 Oct Germany Munich @ Kranhalle
Mon 09 Oct Germany Stuttgart @ Keller Klub
Tue 10 Oct Germany Cologne @ MTC
Thu 12 Oct England Brighton @ The Hope
Fri 13 Oct England Southampton @ Joiners
Sat 14 Oct England Bristol @ The Exchange
Sun 15 Oct England Manchester @ Rebellion
Tue 17 Oct England Newcastle @ Think Tank
Wed 18 Oct Scotland Glasgow @ Stereo
Thu 19 Oct England Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri 20 Oct England Nottingham @ Bodega
Sat 21 Oct England London @ The Dome
Sun 22 Oct England Kingston @ Fighting Cocks