i may have left but i won’t ever leave
PROSE Launch Party
+ Tom Prior
Wednesday 6 July 2016
31-35 Coate Street
London E2 9AG
Here’s what the venue says about them:
Manchester has a righteous tradition of insisting on being the UK musical capital. But even the most swaggering evangelist for the city would have to admit that the old place has been a bit quiet lately. So with the poise of anybody worthy of claiming the keys to the city, all of that’s about to change.
Meet PROSE, organic-acoustic-hip-hop three-piece who are coming for your soul. From the mean(ish) streets of Stretford, via a yellow brick road of sweat, struggle, melody and pummelling beats. They’ve got very big hearts, but you probably wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.
PROSE defy genre because in the fiercest way, they are a genre of their own. They take the best of what has come before in the city; the emotional eloquence of Oasis; the street poetry of John Cooper Clarke; the psychedelic ambition of The Stone Roses and the spirit of when New Order looted the NYC gay clubs of the early 80s and invented dance music as we know it. For good measure, they’ll also namecheck Tupac, Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morrissette, Nirvana and Queen.