Friday 23rd March
Proletariat filled Deaf Institute with floor-filling, punk-infused tracks to begin the weekend.
Support came from Manchester-based quintet The Nix. The band opened with ‘Space Between’, progressively building up into a funk inspired beat. The audience couldn’t help but dance along with the band as the room gradually filled. Treating the crowd to their upcoming single, The Nix continued to impress with their alternative influences before closing with fan-favourite, ‘Fear of Change’.
Walking on to distinctively quirky music, Proletariat began with a snippet of ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ originally by Nancy Sinatra, before opening with roaring riffs and intense hooks in their track ‘Mr. Brown’. The bold lyrics within their music fuelled the room as the prominent beat carried the set forwards. As the set continued, more and more energy became present within the venue, this was bounced back and forth between the audience and band as it grew. Introducing the audience to a brand new song that hasn’t been played live, Proletariat took the venue by storm as everyone was getting more involved in the performance. With each track, the music became more powerful, featuring fuzzing riffs and fierce tempos. Towards the end of their set, the frontman added a spin to the passionate music by using a megaphone to present the groups politically-fuelled music. This was undoubtedly the perfect show stopper for the energetic band.
If you’re a fan of up beat music then Proletariat are definitely a band for you.
Words: Olivia Kenny