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Based in north London, England, this briefly active trio consisted of Tara Milton (vocals, bass), Paul Bassett (vocals, guitar) and Phil Hooper (drums).

The name was taken as a reaction against the grind of nine to five employment: 'It's the time when everyone goes home and gets ready to go out.'
A previous incarnation featuring Milton and Bassett had recorded the single 'Catcher In The Rye' shortly after they had left school.

After three further singles with the new line-up, and a series of well-received, energetic live outings, they recorded their album debut, Bed, for East West Records.
Motivated by the Jam in spirit if not style, they were one of a number of 'new mod' bands to break through in 1991, and despite their haphazard songwriting they were undoubtedly among the best.

Afterwards, however, the band became silent, with Hooper leaving for an acting career.
By 1995 Milton had found a new home for his ambitions in the Nubiles, while Bassett moved on to Orange Deluxe.

Jason sent me an email in 2005:
"Not sure how much you know but I followed 5:30 quite a bit and went on to make good friends with Paul and his follow up band Orange Deluxe. He's now making music under the name of Eskimo Project with an album called Degrees Of Happiness, and excellant album although somewhat different from 5:30. My qusetion is do you have any news on Tara? Following the split of The Nubiles I beleive he went to Japan teaching English although I've recently heard that he is back in the UK and is pursuing a solo career"

Mailed him back with what little info we have...

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