Formed in Ridgewood, NJ in the summer of 2007, Prawn has extensively toured the US, self-released two EPs and one tour demo. The band self-released their first full length You Can Just Leave It All in June 2011 with Topshelf Records releasing it on vinyl that winter. The band followed up their first full length with an EP/LP entitled Ships in the summer of 2012 — which they made their first trip to Europe and the UK in support of over a five week tour. The band has continued touring throughout 2012 and 2013. A split release with Joie De Vivre is slated for a February 11, 2014 release and a new LP will follow later in the year.


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“'Thumpingly alive in its loudest moments and almost surprisingly deft in the quiet shadows that hang at its feet.”

“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.”
-Property Of Zack

“Like any best kept secret, Prawn swims the distance of emo-rock with a force that is to be reckoned with.”

“Prawn have shaped themselves into a band who offer more than lyrics, but counseling. And Kingfisher is catharsis created not through grit, but melody.”

“'Settled' is an oddly beautiful piece of work - rhythmically complex yet melodically simple, Prawn continue to bewilder, perplex and entertain.”
-Clash Magazine

“[A] gorgeous blend of atmosphere and nuance without losing the band’s gruff edge.”
-Consequence of Sound, on "Built For"

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  • Moving Mountains / Prawn - Split 12
    Moving Mountains / Prawn
    Split 12
  • Prawn - Kingfisher
  • Prawn - Kingfisher Poster
    Kingfisher Poster
  • Prawn - Settled
  • Prawn - You Can Just Leave it All
    You Can Just Leave it All
  • Prawn - Umbrella T-Shirt
    Umbrella T-Shirt
  • Prawn - 1
    1-inch button