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"PSH at the Dublin Castle"

Last Saturday Night (8th July)I took my little self off to the Dublin Castle in Camden Town to
check out local band and top geezers Primary School Hero. The group is made up of Rich
(Vocals/Guitar), Russ (Bass/Vocals/Comedy Pants), Alex (Guitar/Keyboards) and John (Drums/Vocals)and together they have created something original yet warmly familiar.
The overall PSH sound is
perfect soul-food for the Elvis Costello/XTC/ Joe Jackson listener with an ear for sweeping catchy
melodies. The flavour is not too sweet, maintaining the NME credibility, although they may be
slightly shy of a bit of British-ness and English New-Wave punk savvy. I think by adding this ingredient they could definitely shift several spaces up the menu and become Dish Of The Day.
Kicking off confidently with the track Bad Day, the foot tapping and head bobbing in the audience
began instantly and remained for the rest of the set (although my dance did morph into some kind of David Byrne on acid jig; you should've seen the bloody state of my hair!). The band also blasted through tracks titled Do For Us, Scene (featuring a midsection riff that pumps away like any good Led Zeppelin tune), Butter Up, Stay Below, Pulse and Daylight Warning.
I was well chuffed when bass player Russ, fashioning the sport pants over-the-trousers look, then
gave me a personal dedication with their final track of the night and my favourite of the PSH repertoire- Hide Me. I recently reviewed this track a couple of weeks ago for the Band Aid column and I was eager as a beaver to hear it played live. Needless to say it blew me away from the go! The live PSH xperience is much edgier, raw and energetic than the studio recordings, and fans will be treated to a splendid selection of widely influenced and melodious scorching compositions. A
plus and Gold Stars all the way to the top of the class.

Make sure you can catch the guys performing their next show at the Hertford Marquee on August 12th
and check out their Myspace page here: www.myspace.com/primaryschoolhero - Dean Sharp - Enfield Gazzette


Discography

Hide me/Do For Us (Fringle(Free Single))

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Bio

rich - lead vocals, guitar
major influences - led zeppelin, beastie boys, Silversun
favourite album - third eye blind’s self-titled album

alex - guitar, keyboards
major influences - sonic youth, jeff buckley, mogwai
favourite album - asleep in the back by elbow

russ - bass, vocals,
major influences - cream, the who, chilli peppers
favourite album - mama said by lenny kravitz

john - drums, vocals,
major influences - paul weller, oasis, radiohead
favourite album - dark side of the moon by pink floyd

this wide-range of influences and the fact that all of the band members are actively involved in the songwriting process is evident in the diverse styles of the songs they produce. the past year has seen psh develop a solid set on the live circuit and build up a loyal fanbase by gigging regularly in and around london at venues such as the garage, artsdepot, 93 feet east, the dublin castle and the bull and gate. the band have also been busy in the recording studio, recently putting the finishing touches to their debut double-a side single; hide me and do for us. without even having been released yet these two tracks have already attracted interest. they have been chosen as the showcase songs for the studio that mixed them, and feature on a compilation cd of talented local bands. everything is in place for this band to really go somewhere.