The Wonderful Shapes of Back Door Keys

by The Prophet Hens

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LP+CD versions of both albums available from fishriderrecords.bandcamp.com and from www.occultation.co.uk

The Prophet Hens return with a second album. Their 1st album of "Chills meets Belle & Sebastian pop alchemy" (according to The Finest Kiss in the US) made its mark all over the world; praised as “psychédélisme plaintif” by French music weekly Les Inrocks, given 10/10 in reviews by UK mailorder specialists Norman Records’ staff and customers, and featured on BBC 6Music radio shows (Marc Riley, Gideon Coe) in the UK.

"The magic, merry-go-round keyboard washes remind the listener of fun times and maybe just a hint of The Chills, alternating between the somewhat downcast lyrics and bright, swirling melodies. It’s this dichotomy that makes this band and its forebears so fascinating." The Big Takeover (USA)

"a very enjoyable record, especially those of us who belong to the “cult of the flying nun”…" Indienauta (Spain)

"...this pure hit of solid – if astutely restrained – joy." Stereo Embers (USA)

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released July 18, 2016

The Prophet Hens are -
Karl Bray - Guitar & Vocals
Penelope Esplin - keyboard & Vocals
Robin Cederman - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Chris Butchard - The 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

LP and CD versions of the album via
www.fishriderrecords.com and www.occultation.co.uk

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The Prophet Hens Dunedin, New Zealand

The Prophet Hens music is melodic jangling guitars, fairground organs & voices singing about hope & despair, joy & regret, ambition & reality, coming together & drifting apart.

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