The Wonderful Shapes of Back Door Keys

by The Prophet Hens

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about

The Prophet Hens‘ second album is melodic jangling guitars, swirling Casio keyboards & the voices of Penelope Esplin and Karl Bray singing upliftingly melancholic songs about hope & despair, joy & regret, ambition & reality, coming together & drifting apart.

Their 1st album made its mark all over the world, praised as “psychédélisme plaintif” by French music weekly Les Inrockuptibles, given 10/10 in reviews by UK mailorder specialists Norman Records’ staff and customers and featured on BBC 6Music shows by Marc Riley and Gideon Coe.

US music blog The Finest Kiss described it as “Chills meets Belle And Sebastian pop alchemy” before saying “The Prophet Hens may be better than both” and making it their #2 album of the year for 2013.

The 1st album “Popular People Do Popular People” is also being (re-)issued on LP at the same time as this new album comes out.
Available in the UK/ Europe from occultation.bandcamp.com/album/the-wonderful-shapes-of-back-door-keys

credits

released July 18, 2016

The Prophet Hens are:
Karl Bray (guitars, vocals)
Penelope Esplin (keyboards, vocals)
Robin Cederman (Bass, backing vocals)
Chris Butchard (drums)

All songs © Karl Bray, Robin Cederman
Recorded and mixed by Samdrub Dawa
Mastered by Tex Houston
Cover art: Plague Doctor by thecrankypainter.com
Thanks to Ian at Fishrider Records & Nick at Occultation Recordings
Our love and gratitude to friends & family for material and emotional support
www.fishriderrecords.com www.occultation.co.uk

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