Discovering this band when exploring the BBC Introducing acts in the weeks coming up to the festival, Proxies certainly have a cool, individual sound on Youtube, so my friends and I were looking forward to seeing how they’d fare live. We left Paramore after ‘Decode’ to check them out, we ventured back to the BBC stage and waited for their appearance. A band consisting of (mostly) pretty ordinary looking teenagers, somewhat akin to maybe Young Guns or You Me at Six in demeanour, we waited eagerly to hear them jump into their very small back catalogue.
They played the songs featured on their Youtube page, but their sound has something missing. ‘Trojan’ sounds bland, only bolstered by the incredibly zany bass player, sporting the most ridiculous apparel and posed in a strange pop-punk stance for almost the whole set. He proves entertainment for the small crowd around us, with a huge smirk smeared across his face as he blasts out loud and fast bass-lines. The set seems pretty naff until they play their main song – ‘If I had a penny to my name’. This is a great song for anyone into the whole punk-pop/electro overlap, something like Enter-Shikari-meets-All-Time-