From page 92 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Scandi melody makers hope to conquer the British Isles.
Swedish melodic hard rockers Miss Behaviour are set to embark on a debut UK tour alongside Houston, Crashdïet and Serpentine. Meet their guitarist, Erik Heikne.
How much are you looking forward to playing these gigs in Britain?
You have no idea. Since we hooked up with a manager a few months ago things are really starting to happen for our band.
Two of the other bands on the tour are also Swedish, so what’s your scene like? There isn’t one. There are lots of melodic rock bands but it’s not a popular form of music. It doesn’t get airplay, it’s tough to get gigs and there could never be a magazine like Classic Rock Presents AOR .
A song on the new album insists you are ‘ defenders of a dream ’ – namely the classic hard rock sound of the 1980s.
I still miss the passion and spirit of those bands. That’s why when we started our own band we decided not to sing about darkness and misery. We want to give people a moment of joy.
You were four when bands like Bon Jovi and Europe ruled the charts. What did you make of the grunge years that followed? I hated that kind of music. I was much more into bands like Iron Maiden. I was also a huge Yngwie Malmsteen fan.
Your keyboard player, Henrik Sproge, recently said you and singer Sebastian Roos are Malmsteen obsessives. Do you really get together to dress up as Yngwie and worship his music?
Henrik’s a funny guy. That’s a half-truth. We do celebrate Yngwie once a year. He’s a fantastic entertainer, it’s a shame his records aren’t that great any more. DL The tour ends in London on May q.
The second issue of Classic Rock Presents AOR goes on sale May 6.