John Hassall moved to Denmark with his wife Line back in 2009 and soon after began work on this new musical project. 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 together with Norwegian Erlend Eggestad (bass & vocals), John Hassall & The April Rainers was born!
When not playing in The Libertines, John and the boys worked on recording their debut album ‘Wheels to Idyll’ in Sweden with Kalle Gustafsson from The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
The single ‘Intercity 125’ has been playlisted at Radio X and was included in NME's Radar - ‘Tracks of the Week.’ Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ADLFcesd-M
The boys supported John's Libertines band-mate Peter Doherty at Manchester Albert Hall and the Hackney Empire last year, and have just returned from their own UK headline tour.