Prizzy Prizzy Please
For once, the PR blurb has really hit the nail on the head with this.
Prizzy Prizzy Please are most defiantly near impossible to pigeon hole. Straddling many different styles but constantly rallying against each said genre when it becomes too comfortable. The one comparison on the press release that kept jumping out was “Parts & Labour crossed with The E Street Band”. That’s the easiest way to describe where they are coming from.
The sound is rooted in bass, drums and keyboard primarily. Vocalist Mark Pallman provides alto sax when needed, but his main skill is his quite impressive howl. Reminiscent of Bon Scott being held at gunpoint and forced to sing for his supper, Pallman raises the band past any generic pitfalls they only ever slightly drop into. In fact, the band keeps it short and focused while still bringing the Van Halen-esque rock outs and synth blasts to a natural balance. It keeps your attention almost constantly and the energy is sustained over the course of these thirteen tracks.
In fact my biggest criticism of this album is the fact you have to wait until track 9 for the brilliance of “New Shoes”. A song, that perfectly sums up Prizzy Prizzy Please’s skills and talent. It seriously is one of the best songs I have heard all year.