Even though Prince of Tennis is a fairly new band on the Czech sonic cosmos, the members of this electropop outfit David Volenec and Jan ?echtický are seasoned musicians, having been in the famous Czech ’90s bands Colorfactory, Sebastians and Ohm Square. They debuted in 2010 with the plaintive Camping in North Ikea EP, which includes songs with titles like ‘MILF Island’. This was followed by their LP Urbi and Orbi, released on vinyl this year by the local label Starcastic Records.
Prince of Tennis play the now sold-out Electronic Beats Festival in Prague this Saturday, 5 May 2012, alongside Grimes, The Whitest Boy Alive, Woodkid and Mike Skinner.
1. Is any aspect of fame important and if yes, why’s that?
I think it’s important not to succumb to it.
2. If you were still in high school, which clique would you belong to?
Honestly, I wouldn’t want to be back in high school.
3. An album that changed the way you thought?
It’s really hard to answer. I guess there’s been some but what comes to my mind right now is Velvet Underground. Not a particular record of theirs, but I remember, when I’ve first listened to them, it really put things into a different perspective.
4. What does underground and mainstream mean to you?
Too much attachment?
5. Should music be free?
Some of it.
6. Better show: Buffy or X-Files?
7. Do you believe in the paranormal?
I believe that despite that label, such phenomena are often totally normal.
8. Raging or chilling out?
Chilling in the rage.
9. One thing you can’t live without?
No such thing.
10. Together, or alone?