KING PRAWN’S new single (Done Days / Solemn Man) is a massive sonic blow of Northern Punk Rock’n’Roll Soul flipped with a chunk of flamenco dub ska. The band last “left the building” at a sold-out London Forum in 2003. After four albums and hard touring the London based band had gained themselves a dedicated following to their punk,ska, funk sound.
It took a call from Boomtown Fair asking if the band would be available to headline their Devil Kicks stage to break the hiatus. Once news was out slots in Reading & Leeds festivals, courtesy of Radio 1’s Mike Davies, were confirmed followed by a flood of enquiries from promoters across the country.
The original line up still stands, fresh from vocal duties with Asian Dub Foundation ,Al Rumjen (vocals), Devil Hands (guitar), Nikoli (drums) & Dr Nelly (trumpet) only bassist Babar Luck has been replaced by new recruit Zac Chang and an expanded live horn has been added to the mix.
Straight after Leeds festival the band drove to the remote “Bake’d House” studios near the Norfolk coast. The mission, to lay down two tracks for a ltd edition 7” for sale on their November tour. The single will be released 11th November 2013 as digital download and a limited run of 7”s only available by mail order and at their November tour:-
* NEW DATE* 15th COLCHESTER TRIBAL UNDERGROUND
16th SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE w Random Hand, Imperial Leisure
17th BRISTOL FLEECE w Random Hand, Dirty Revolution
18th MILTON KEYNES CRAUFURD ARMS w Anti Vigilante, Clay Pigeon
19th RUGBY THE VAULTS w Anti Vigilante
20th NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2 w Random Hand, Anti Vigilante
21st LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB w Random Hand, Anti Vigilante
22nd NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS w Random Hand, Anti Vigilante
23rd NORWICH WATERFRONT w Random Hand, Anti Vigilante
24th LONDON KOKO w Random Hand, Imperial Leisure, Anti Vigilante
The band have definitely got the thirst with an album planned for Spring 2014.
This two track single is a joint collaboration with Music/Clothing label Yo-Silver
Released on 11th November as download and limited tour 7”
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