Currently listening to: John Hassall & The April Rainers – Whether Girl
John Hassall & The April Rainers release a new single ‘Whether Girl’ through VAM Records on July 28th. ‘Whether Girl’ is taken from the bands acclaimed debut album,‘Wheels To Idyll,’ produced by Kalle Gustafsson from The Soundtrack of Our Lives and released in March of this year. John Hassall & The April Rainers feature as ‘Artists In Residence’ for Radio X, with a specially recorded four song session, broadcast week commencing 19th June.
John Hassall describes ‘Whether Girl’ as being a play on words about “small-mindedness and nationalism. When you don’t even question the correctness of your own view, because of your arrogance.” The video was filmed at the botanical gardens in the bands’ hometown of Aarhus, Denmark.
John Hassall moved to Denmark with his wife Line in 2009. John (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) met fellow Brit, James Jefferys (lead guitar/vocals) and Dane Jakob Bruno (drums/vocals) at Line’s poetry club, and completed the lineup with Norwegian Erlend Eggestad (bass & vocals).
The April Rainers supported John’s Libertines band-mate Peter Doherty at Manchester Albert Hall & the Hackney Empire last year, played their own UK headline tour in February and appeared at the Isle Of Wight Festival earlier this month. They will be playing in London’s Proud Camden in June and the Standon Calling festival in July.