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Public Relations Exercise

Public Relations Exercise were a Leicester, England based post-hardcore/alternative rock group. A five-piece combining aspects of screamo and math rock, layered with penetrative and socially observant lyrics.


The band began as a product of the development of bedroom songwriters Martin Smith and Lloyd Carter. From an early age, they worked on various projects with local drummer Danny Star, and with the later addition of Irish-born bassist, Tiernan Welch, and guitarist, Spencer Baggotts, their line-up was finalised in September 2005. The name is taken from the inlay of Radiohead's second album, The Bends.

In their short history; Public Relations Exercise have played with acts including Winnebago Deal, 65daysofstatic, and Foals many others. After demoing material for some time, the band recorded their debut single 'Subteniente' , at Far Heath Studios with producer Angus Wallace (The Fall, The Prodigy) in early 2006, which was released as a through Nottingham based Field Records in conjunction an extensive UK tour with ex-Million Dead frontman Frank Turner and London Hardcore outfit Score One For Safety.

Public Relations Exercise continue to earn notoriety and have gained reviews in national press such as Rock Sound. Their first long player album, Come you are safe, we are from the bombs, was released on April 2 2007 via Field Records.

P.R.E's second single was released on October 22nd 2007. The single, which included two unreleased b-sides, were recorded at their rehearsal space located in Merrylees Industrial Estate, situated in the West of Leicestershire, on 8th & 9th August.

Popular zine Drowned In Sound launched a competition for a reader to produce the artwork for the single. The final artwork chosen was designed by Ed Pentelow and was announced by the webzine on 15th August.

The single was received decent reviews from the usual on-line webzines and a "celebrity review" from members of Finnish Viking metal idiots Turisas in the October issue of Rock Sound.

2008 saw the band splitting amicably.


Public Relations Exercise offer more immediate thrills with their highly-charged antics. A man by the name of Fats stands hunched over a microphone, spitting out words with a manic sense of urgency and desperation while intensely rhythmic guitars pound away at the cranium. Simultaneously catchy and chaotic, the Leicester bunch are quite simply a joy to behold.

Mike Kemp - Rock Sound

Line up





  • Death pop [EP] 2003
  • What you need to hear 2004
  • Correct, Avoid 2005



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