On November 25, NJ indie rock outfit Prawn will digitally release a new EP titled ‘Settled’, featuring two b-sides from their ‘Kingfisher’ recording session. Additionally, the EP will be available on vinyl, as a limited edition 7″ for Record Store Day on Black Friday, 27th November 2014.
The two tracks (“Settled” and “”Built For”) were originally slated to appear on the ‘Kingfisher’ LP, so Topshelf Records will also digitally release a deluxe version of the LP on 25th November 2014, which includes both songs in the original sequence that the band intended.
Today the band’s first single from the new 7″ ‘Settled’ was premiered with the UK site CLASH, who say, “‘Settled’ is an oddly beautiful piece of work – rhythmically complex yet melodically simple, Prawn continue to bewilder, perplex and entertain.”. ‘Emo Revival’ is a term that is thrown around a lot at the moment, for a lot of bands that all sound very similar, which is partly due to the small pool of influences that they can draw from. Prawn excel at producing songs that are extremely recognisable, but more importantly they still exhibit masses of originality.
Guitarist/vocalist Tony Clark explains, “Last year we set out to write a full length record, which eventually became Kingfisher. We wrote and recorded a total of 12 songs, of which only 10 made the final cut. We had to cut two songs and shuffle the order to make it onto a 12″ vinyl. The two songs we left off our personally some of our favorites and we thought they deserved a proper release. The good folks at Topshelf agreed and hence the Settled 7”.
Last seen on the road as part of the first ever Topshelf Records Tour, with label mates A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse, Prawn is now on tour in the UK Gnarwolves.