“Prophecies Of The Lost” is the debut album from King Prawn guitarist Hans Deville.
Recorded over lock down, it’s a fusion of maritime folk, psychedelia, spaghetti western all wrapped up in a raw punk energy. Half instrumental, half in collaboration with Hastings dark country vocalist Andrew J Davies. Turn down the lights, stare out to sea and let this album take you on its own unique journey.
Guitarist and producer HANS DEVILLE cut his rock’n’roll teeth with highly respected ska-punks KING PRAWN. It’s not an uncommon story, but 2020 was a trying year and this isn’t the only project born from a musician’s desire to keep creating.
Setting up a studio in his Stained-Glass workshop, a hybrid album of mariachi, sea shanty and twangy western began to develop. Live brass was recorded by his ska punk buddies, even his mum lending an accordion playing hand on first single Porbandar.
On hearing the works in progress, old time friend Karl “Lost” Horton introduced Hans to ANDREW J DAVIES from Hastings dark country band FRANK FROM BLUE VELVET.
The pair immediately hit it off with Andrew laying down the vocals that very evening, taking influence from his Welsh roots by incorporating four level harmonies, much favoured by male voice choirs, on Porbandar the sea shanty evoking first single. The collaboration continued with half the album featuring the Hastings based vocalist.
In addition to the KING PRAWN brass boys, Richard Glover bass player of the mighty DUB WAR, makes a special appearance on the Latino flavoured “Diva”.
Porbandar feat. Andrew J Davies (album version)
The Baptist feat. Andrew J Davies
Mr Wolf feat. Andrew J Davies
Diva feat. Dub War's Richard Glover
Ruby Stars feat. Andrew J Davies
Lost In The Crowd feat. Andrew J Davies
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