You'll remember that a couple of weeks ago I wrote a few words about why I think that Pris are so bloody wonderful. Well as a follow up frontlady Cat got in touch and offered KPL some email interview time. With Pris being the sort of band that you love even more every time that they do, say or release anything an opportunity like this was not one to be missed.
Here's what Cat had to say for herself..... And she's right. The world does indeed need Pris right now
So then, Pris. What's the story - how did you meet etc?
WE MET THROUGH FRIENDS, A FEW NIGHTS OUT AND PRIS WAS BORN THROUGH A GLITTERY CAESAREAN.
I like your list of influences on Myspace. Is there anything else that makes Pris tick? And what do the individual members bring to the table that're outside of the core Pris-ness?
THE REASON WE DID THIS WAS BECAUSE WE WANTED TO BRING BACK A SENSE OF EXCITEMENT AND NOT THIS FUCKING SNOW PATROL SHIT. WE GET QUITE ANGRY WHEN WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO RADIO ONE SO THE SONGS WERE FORMED FROM HATE.
SAM BANGS THE DRUMS AND MAKES GREAT TRIBAL BEATS, MARY HAS THE BEST POUT WE’VE EVER WITNESSED, AND AGATHA MAKES EVERYTHING SOUND LIKE A SONG WHEN I SEND HER MY LATE NIGHT RAMBLES. TEAM PRIS.
You've got a very strong visual aesthetic that fits right in with yr music. Did they both develop separately or did you construct around the other?
FIRST WE PUT HIGH HEELS ON AND THEN WE DANCED AROUND TO THE BUZZCOCKS.
A few years ago there was a few bands around such as The Pipettes and The Long Blondes that deliberately eschewed the traditional male rock canon. Was there any such ideological concept in the formation of Pris' identitiy?
ALL WE WANT TO BE IS MAGNIFICENT AND BEAUTIFUL.
Do you see yourself as having any peers? With the popscene having fractured massively there doesn't seem to be anyone else in the same ballpark as you right now.
WE AGREE, EVERYONE ELSE IS BORING. THE WORLD NEEDS PRIS RIGHT NOW.
It's only the three ladies in Pris that appear in yr promotional photos and videos. Does drummer Sam stay out deliberately or is there an ideological/stylistic reason?
ASTHETICALLY SPEAKING SOMETIMES A GOOD OLD DRESS AND A BIT OF LEG GETS MORE ATTENTION THAT A BOG STANDARD WALL SHOT THAT DEPICTS THE WHOLE BAND. SOMETIMES WE USE PICS WITH JUST LEGS OR NECKLACES IN. WHATEVER WORKS AND WE’LL DO JUST THAT.
HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF THE RAZORLIGHT NEW SHOTS? JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. EYE CATCHING FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. THEY’D BE BETTER USING A PHOTO OF CARROT. I’D LISTEN TO THAT THEN.
Who's yr favourite Pop Star at the moment and who's yr fave of all time?
CONTEMPORARY – DEFINITELY NOT FLORENCE, KATE NASH, ELIZA DOOLITTLE, I BLAME COCO OR ANY OF ADELE AND ALL HER WANNABES. HOW MANY SONGS CAN YOU WRITE ABOUT A BOY? WE CAN’T STAND THAT SONG ABOUT WISHING HER EX LOVER WELL. FUCK THAT, WE HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL AND CONTRACTS HERPES.
WE LIKE RIHIANNA AND HER THIGHS THOUGH. AND BRITNEY IS A BIT OF A GOOD ONE.
ALL TIME – KURT COBAIN OR KYLIE
What's next for Pris? Is there any recording or national touring planned?
OUR FIRST SINGLE, THE BETTER YOU LOOK THE MORE YOU SEE, WILL BE RELEASED IN A MONTH OR SO AND WE’RE LINING OURSELVES UP WITH SOME SWELL SUPPORT ACTS.KEEP EYES PEELED.
Any message that you want to get out there?
THOM, YOU'RE A DICK.