Festival Favourites: Proxies - Leeds Festival 2012 1

Festival Favourites: Proxies – Leeds Festival 2012

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Lighting up the festival for us this weekend were Yorkshire grown four piece Proxies. Their music is just what is needed in the industry at the moment, something fresh faced and different that becomes embeded in your brain almost instantly upon your first listen! Their performances at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals did not just go down a treat with us. Radio 1 DJ Greg James declared them as one of his picks of the weekend, they also managed to grab themselves the top spot on the BBC website for the most shared performance of the weekend! This is therefore surely proof in itself at how huge these guys are going to be.

To top it all off, they are a bit mental; they have released most of their music for free with their newest EP ‘Lost Tapes: Vol 1’ receiving a mass of respect and good words across the board. Our favourite track from the EP is ‘No Swimming On The Dancefloor‘, a track that houses so much change and unexpected parts; it was definitely one of the picks of the set list at Leeds Festival for us.

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Another track mention goes to ‘If I Had A Penny To My Name’, an incredible single, which is yet again jam packed full of individuality. This is what music is all about in my humble opinion, something you cannot compare with anything else. It is like they grabbed a slice of wob, whacked it in rock blender and smashed the hell out of it! Check out the music video for the single here below, which features The Blackout front man Sean Smith!

The rather impressive amount of people that came to see them them this weekend, whilst Paramore were busy on the main stage, must also get a mention. It was so unlucky for them clashing with a band like Paramore, but as we stood there watching them with so many fans singing along with us, we can only stand back and wonder at what the next twelve months are going to bring for these lads.

Visit the band’s official website here to get yourself a few free copies of their stuff. http://proxiesmusic.com/ You can also catch some of their performance at this years Reading Festival here below.

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