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Janice Prix

Janice Prix

Janice Prix


Janice Prix was founded in the summer of 2007 when Richard Sädbom and Viktor Kivi began writing songs together. The sound was experimented with through various different influences. In late December the same year the duo caught eye of a drummer, Sebastian Andersson, who was looking for a band. The three of them met at a rehearsal place to jam which resulted in Sebastian Andersson's joining the band. When bass player Anton Grahn, whom the band had been keeping an eye on for a long time Read more on Last.fm
Janice Prix was founded in the summer of 2007 when Richard Sädbom and Viktor Kivi began writing songs together. The sound was experimented with through various different influences. In late December the same year the duo caught eye of a drummer, Sebastian Andersson, who was looking for a band. The three of them met at a rehearsal place to jam which resulted in Sebastian Andersson's joining the band.

When bass player Anton Grahn, whom the band had been keeping an eye on for a long time, eventually teamed up with the band the setting was complete. Things finally started to move. During the fall of 2008 the band recorded its first song "Violet Dance" on its own. The critical reception was exclusively positive from many different directions.

The band started booking gigs while continuing recording a second song. In January 2009, the band released the fragile, but epic "Drawing Lines". During the spring the band did a couple of gigs but spent most of the time focusing on writing and rehearsing new songs. By the end of the summer, eight songs were ready to be played live.

Sebastian Andersson left the band after a sunny farewell gig in August to study political science at Uppsala University. Before he left the band, drums were recorded for all songs so the others could spend time in the studio working on a debut EP while looking for a new drummer. A third song, called "Volt", was released shortly after, showing a different sound with a heavier focus on synthesizers. At first the band had no success trying to find a new drummer.

There were a few interested but it never clicked. The motivation sunk and as time went by, recording sessions became more sporadic. But in December, when the band was chosen to compete in the Showcase 2010 final, Janice Prix was forced to look for a new drummer again, and so it did. Drummer Robin Mashallah joined the band and it all turned.

It entered a period of intense rehearsing for the Showcase final and recording and mixing of the EP. The old songs' mixes were reworked from scratch with some new takes and they finished two new songs: the pop song "We Lasted Longer (Than I Thought)" in a traditional hit form and the somewhat heavier and not so conventional "Month Of March". Showcase 2010 took place February 26 at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg. As planned, the band released their debut EP "[ʤænɪs pri:]" the very same day, which arrived with express delivery just a few hours earlier.

Hundreds of bands had applied for the contest and now there were just ten left. The jury, consisting of people from the music industry, announced that just like the previous year, two bands would stand as winners at the end of the night and during on year receive help with a tailor-made promotion package. Together with their dressing-room mates Teodoure, Janice Prix was victorious. Janice Prix was described as "fragile, beautiful and stylistically pure with good nerve".

The band is now planning a few gigs during the spring followed by a larger summer tour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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