A TRAFFORD band have been left ‘gutted and angry’ after a huge promotional poster the band had paid for was vandalised.

Indie-rap duo Prose had forked out hundreds of pounds from their own pockets for the billboard, which had been installed at the junction of Miller Street and Corporation Street in Manchester, to advertise their upcoming gig.

However when they turned up to shoot a promotional video on Friday the poster had been ripped down.

Devastated they took to social media to express their frustration, but vowed that the incident would not stop the band “from getting on stage on 23rd March and putting on a sick show”.

Band vocalist Mike Murray said the incident had left him angry adding: “I was gutted. I couldn’t imagine anyone going out of their way to do that. I don’t know why someone has done this.”

Despite the set back the band are now looking to replace the billboard and have been offered a discounted rate from the generous poster maker.

Mr Murray said: “We have got a little bit of money left over flyers so we are going to use a bit of that to try and get it back up.

“And I spoke to the guy who did the billboard and he said he would give us a discounted price, so hopefully we can get it back up.”

Fast rising stars, Prose formed seven-years ago and have since been making considerable waves in the Manchester scene.

The band are set to play a sold out headline gig at Manchester Academy 2 with Manchester Camerata on March 23, their biggest show to date.

Mr Murray said the gig is a big step forward for the outfit, adding: “We’re really excited. It’s out biggest one yet.

“It’s a 900 people capacity date so if we can sell this one out it’s going to be a big statement. It’s going to be really exciting.”

The outfit recently dropped their new single See Me Like This, which will feature on their highly anticipated Empty Hands EP.

The EP follows their breakout debut album Home Of The Brave which has achieved airplay on national radio from BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Radio X’s John Kennedy, and Prose's music was also used to soundtrack football coverage on the BBC, ITV and BT Sport.

The band have previously played with Manchester music icon Peter Hook & The Light as well as Professor Green, JP Cooper and The Enemy, and last year made appearances at several UK music festivals including Parklife, Y Not Festival, Kendal Calling and Reading and Leeds.