- 10th November 2014 – TESSENDERLO, BELGIUM – Tessloo
- 11th November 2014 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – ACU
- 12th November 2014 – EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – Dynamo
- 14th November 2014 – GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Fangelset
- 15th November 2014 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Underwerket
- 16th November 2014 – HANNOVER, GERMANY – Béi Chéz Heinz
- 18th November 2014 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – Hafenklang
- 19th November 2014 – BERLIN, GERMANY – Cassiopeia
- 20th November 2014 – DESSAU, GERMANY – Beat Club
- 21st November 2014 – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Klub 007
- 22nd November 2014 – STEYR, AUSTRIA – Roeda
- 24th November 2014 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – DURER KURT
- 25th November 2014 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – DAS BACH
- 26th November 2014 – LUZERN, SWITZERLAND – Treibhaus
- 27th November 2014 – STUTTGART, GERMANY – Juha West
- 28th November 2014 – PARIS, FRANCE – Gibus Café
- 30th November 2014 – CARDIFF, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
- 1st December 2014 – EXETER, UK – Cavern
- 2nd December 2014 – BRISTOL, UK – Fleece
- 3rd December 2014 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Talk
- 4th December 2014 – KINGSTON, UK – College
- 5th December 2014 – LONDON, UK – Underworld*
- 6th December 2014 – MILTON KEYNES, UK – Crauford Arms*
- 7th December 2014 – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Nottingham Rescue Rooms*
- 8th December 2014 – GLASGOW, UK – Audio*
- 9th December 2014 – LEEDS, UK – Brudenell Social Club*
- 10th December 2014 – MANCHESTER, UK – Soundcontrol*
- 11th December 2014 – NORWICH, UK – Epic Studios*
- 12th December 2014 – BRIGHTON, UK – The Haunt*
*Public Domain only playing UK Dates (5th – 12th)
- Listen to Kingfisher on bandcamp
- For USA residents, get tickets for the forthcoming US Topshelf Records Tour (feat. A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn & Field Mouse).
POZ Review: Prawn - Kingfisher
by Jason Stives, edited by Erik van Rheenen
Some things are so aesthetically pleasing they can only be consumed in small quantities over long periods of time for fear of overloading one’s senses and reaching a state of shock. For example, there’s a reason I tend to reserve eating chocolate mousse pie only around my birthday – if I were to gorge myself on its rich and heavenly textures I would reach a comatose state in little over a week. New Jersey emo all-stars Prawn and their latest LP, Kingfisher, are a perfect representation of this phenomenon; there is only so much perfectly crafted and richly produced emo music my brain can handle before it implodes upon itself.
Prawn have been quietly tossing pebbles into the pond that is the recent Emo Revival, creating subtle ripples here and there, but Kingfisher is no pebble. Rather, Kingfisher is the boulder shooting out waves in every direction, and the album appropriately begins with “Scud Running,” whose nautical metaphors seem to be a staple in the wheelhouse of guitarist/vocalist Tony Clark. Clark cuts to the bone with lyrics such as: “The sails are slashed, we’re fucked for sure. I’m waiting for the breakers. If there’s a light from that beacon I can count the distance in this thick hazy pea soup fog,” whose distinct imagery provide a haunting and vivid portrayal of love on the rocks.
However, Prawn’s strengths do not lie simply in Clark’s poetic virtuoso, but also in the musical aptitude of him and his bandmates. Prawn is a group where every member could easily shine as the star of a common band and Kingfisher highlights these diverse, yet concerted talents, to a T. From the sparkling guitar-work of Clark and Andrew Vilchez on “Dialect Of” that shoots out of speakers and into headphones like moonbeams on a foggy spring night, to Jamie Houghton’s immaculate drum beats on both “Glass, Irony” and “Runner’s Body,” Kingfisher is a true musician’s album.
Prawn - Kingfisher (New Jersey)
Who It Is: Prawn - Kingfisher; Topshelf Records (2014)
What It Sounds Like: The Appleseed Cast, The World Is A Beautiful Place, You Blew It!, American Football, Explosions In The Sky
I’d always enjoyed Prawn before this year, but I was never able to truthfully say I loved them. Earlier this year, they released a split with Joie De Vivre, and that changed. Though the split only contained two new tracks, “Why You Always Leave A Note” and “Fracture,” these tracks were miles away from anything they had done prior. They were beautiful, swelling, grandiose songs, the former being a shimmery post-rock epic, the latter a catchy emo song. Now Kingfisher builds upon the foundation these songs laid out, ten tracks that burst and bloom with everything that makes this genre exciting.