Over the last 18 months Yorkshire electro-rockers Proxies have shared the stage with the likes of Kids in Glass Houses, Hadouken, Canterbury and Patrick Stump. Whilst their recent single ‘If I Had A Penny To My Name’ features vocals from The Blackout’s Sean Smith.
Having been labelled as “Pendulum! at the Disco,” the quartet blend springy electronic elements with alt-rock guitars which has led the band to be compared to bands like Enter Shikari. However despite this Proxies cite bands such as Brand New and Manchester Orchestra as influences.
Already Heard recently spoke to Jordan Fish from Proxies to talk about their influences, working with Sean Smith, their live show and more.
Already Heard: Could you introduce yourself and your role in Proxies?
Proxies: Sure. Hi, my name is Jordan and I play a strange instrument called a zTar, which is essentially a Midi Guitar, and handle the electronica side of the live show!
Proxies: Kind of like if a rock band accidentally got sent to the future and they wanted to play with all the digital weird instruments… and maybe didn’t really know how to use them properly.
What bands would you class as influences?
Since forming you’ve played shows with Patrick Stump, Kids in Glass Houses, Hadouken, and Canterbury. How have these helped the band develop?
You recently released a single called ‘If I Had A Penny To My Name.’ What can you tell us about it?
The single features vocals from The Blackout’s Sean Smith. How did the collaboration come together?
With bands such Enter Shikari and Hadouken gaining mass exposure, has it helped an electro-rock band like Proxies get noticed more?
How would you describe a live Proxies show?