Five Questions With Juicebox

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based alternative-rock band, Juicebox has unveiled their new single, “Social Distance” along with a video for the release.

Check out the video below, and find out more about Juicebox via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Juicebox is an alternative-rock band hailing from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – a small town dominated by folk art and fishing. Thanks to the internet, we’ve developed a musical style that shocks and bewilders most of our “roots-based” population. Needless to say, in a town where the word “punk” is used as often as “satan”, we look and feel like outcasts.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Juicebox’s music compresses the you-can’t-catch-me energy of Blink-182, the I’m-just-a-boy cheekiness of The Beatles, the is-this-real-or-not thematics of Zappa, and the disaffected I’m-not-having-it sincerity of Nirvana into punchy songs that poke holes in today’s calamities. Our writing style often employs adopting a point-of-view contrary to popular perspective. Our hope is that by presenting topics through an anecdotal lense, our listeners will learn something new about the world (or about themselves).

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

According to our manager, Joelle was “instantly transported back to listening to Blink-182, Simple Plan, Beastie Boys, and RHCP in highschool on my no-skip discman” the first time she heard us. With our “familiar yet unique style, hilarious lyrics, and block rockin’ beats”, Joelle claims “it’s impossible not to have a good time at a Juicebox show.”

While we don’t currently have any shows booked, we intend to tour Eastern Canada in Spring 2021.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

“Skater” is the song that encompasses most of our influences (punk, hip-hop, grunge, power-pop) in one track.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

PUP is leading the way for the next generation of Canadian bands. It would be difficult to name another act that rivals their innovation and impact on today’s global rock stage. The diversity of Hawksley Workman’s music is also a great inspiration. We draw from a large pool of influences and hence admire the “alternative” nature of his work. We also admire Chad Vangaalen for his psychedelic imagery and DIY style, and Owen Pallett for his masterful arrangements and interesting subject matter.

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