Live at Leeds Festival 2012 on Saturday, 25th August 2012
Proxies should be a band name you know by the end of the year. On the Radio1 website they are the most shared band on the Reading & Leeds Festival bill.
Proxies are the sort of band you can mosh to one minute and rave to the next (almost) and this is a very good thing.
When the band come on the tiny stage, the crowd begins to grow and people begin to take notice as their electro rock sound blasts out.
Guitarist Jordan Fish states cheekily "I heard a rumour that no one has ever crowd surfed at the BBC Introducing stage..." to which a flurry of crowd surfers hurtling towards him. Be careful what you wish for!
As the set progresses, so do the strange events, such as cereal boxes crowd surfing and their tour manager dressed as a Mexican wrestler jumping into the pit and getting people pumped. (Yes, really!)
The set list includes recent single "If I had a penny" and crowd favourite "Trojan (inside your chest)" which has people singing along when the chorus plays out.
For me, Proxies were the best band I saw at Leeds Festival, and I hope to see them on the bigger stages next year.
A very enjoyable gig, from a small (soon to be huge) exciting new band.