Songbroker Song of the Day : The Prophet Hens - 'High Times'
The Prophet Hens music is marinated in the melodic sounds of that mostly fictional ‘Dunedin Sound’ – think The Chills, The Bats, Magick Heads, plus a little bit of The Clean and The Orange. But the combination of Karl’s and Penelope’s voices adds extra magic.
Their album 'Popular People Do Popular People' was recorded with Penelope Esplin (keyboards & vocals), John White (of Mestar, The Blueness, on bass) and Sefton Holmes (Black Yoghurt, on drums). The current line-up of the band sees Karl and Penelope joined by Robin Cederman on bass and Darren Stedman (The Verlaines) on drums.
'High Times' is a great example of the band's well crafted, melodic, chiming jangle-pop.