MK (bass, vocals) says, “We wanted to rebel and to provoke by being different, by being pop. Our initial demos spread around like wildfire, followed by rumors that we were posers or fake or too artsy.” Their narrow-minded antagonists in the local music scene weren’t at all shy about demonstrating hostile resentment towards Janice Prix. “Sometimes our door at the rehearsal building would get covered in graffiti, boot marks, spit and other bodily fluids,” recalls MK. The high point (or is it the low?) of this passive aggressive campaign against Janice Prix occurred one day when the band was returning from lunch only to discover their fake obituaries nailed to the rehearsal room door.
Luckily, the band didn’t take this as a serious threat, but rather as a sign that they were doing something right. They were making people talk and react. Of course, the majority of the reactions were positive and encouraging, but as drummer Victor Hillström puts it, “we were more excited about the negative feedback”.
Their upcoming studio-recorded 4-track EP is about to make waves in the pop world, and if the video for their first single Heart is any indication, Janice Prix seem poised to be loved and hated, but never ignored. Actually, much like a certain above-mentioned filmmaker.
And they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Janice Prix is:
Richard Henry – Vocals, Guitar
Viktor Kivi – Guitar, Vocals
MK – Bass, Vocals
Victor Hillström – Drums