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Prospa dress as loud as they play

The Leeds rave duo Gosha (left) and Harvey chat Nike Shox, metal band tees and tats

  • Interview: Sean Griffiths | Photography: JIMI HERRTAGE
  • 21 February 2020

GOSHA: My jacket’s by a brand called Aelfric Eden which I came across on Instagram. It’s got paint patterns all over it and a high-vis band on the arm. It’s very loud, so I’m wearing a plain white tee under it. Too many loud things can look crowded.

HARVEY: Our style in general is a mix of skatewear with some left-of-centre, high-end stuff. We’ve always been influenced by skating and wear a lot of baggy clothes because of that.

GOSHA: Most people are really well dressed in dance music. People have their own thing. Seinfeld’s always swag, and we really rate HAAi’s clothes. She wears colours so well and has her own vibe.

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GOSHA: When I was a kid I used to be really into the most extreme metal band T-shirts. Municipal Waste were one of my favourite bands, and they’d have these mad designs with people dying all over them.

HARVEY: I used to wear a huge silver jacket I bought reduced in TK Maxx. It was like wearing a mirror! It’s the loudest thing I’ve ever worn. That’s definitely coming back soon.

HARVEY: I’m wearing Nike Shox today. I remember going to America when I was seven and getting a pair and I’ve wanted another ever since. As soon as they were reissued I didn’t hesitate. I’m really into Air Max too, especially the 95. It’s a classic.

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GOSHA: My jeans are by a UK brand called Minus Twø. They’ve got Joy Division lyrics printed across the front. The fit’s really nice and baggy.

HARVEY: My sweatshirt is by a rave-inspired brand called Four:Fifteen.AM. I think it’s based in LA but the guy who does most of the designs lives in the UK and has done some of our artwork. It’s all so loud and colourful and unique.

GOSHA: Now we’re a duo, we have to think about what each of us is wearing all the time. Harvey will go ‘What are you wearing today?’ It’s got to the point where we have a lot of the same clothes. We’ve both got a Burberry shirt and Adidas Superstars and we have to tally up how often we’ve worn them.

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HARVEY: We like a lot of neon and glowing stuff. If we’re on stage we’ll often wear reflective clothing as the light shines off your clothes.

GOSHA: I’ve always wanted to grow my hair out because I’ve been into rock and metal for a long time, but it grows really thick and outwards, kind of like an afro. I chose to shave it about a year ago.

GOSHA: I wanted a tattoo influenced by old rave posters, and a mate of mine who owns London Tattoo Social came up with this. It ended up being our artwork for ‘Control The Party’, too.

‘The One’ by Prospa is out now on Rave Science

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