Scandinavian based band JANOS is a colourful, genre-bending group made up of Janos Andersson, Aksel Krystad, Håvard Haugland and Kristoffer Sakseide. Pulling elements from an amalgamation of contrasting genres, the band fuses a nostalgic, melancholic vibe with energetic grooves, resulting in feel-good dancey tunes.
Moving to London in 2015, Swedish vocalist and songwriter Andersson set out as a solo artist, gaining experience and exposure playing regular gigs around the city, however relocated to Oslo in 2018. Amping up his musical pursuit, he connected with songwriter and guitarist Haugland and bassist Sakseide over social media, then fellow songwriter, keyboard player and producer, Krystad through playing shows. It was when the pandemic struck, that momentum ramped up with Andersson and Krystad penning songs and recording demos, eventually leading to the musicians forming a band under the name JANOS.
Their new single “JUICEBOX” is the second song from their upcoming EP, which is set to drop in Spring 2022. Fighting the inner conflict of good and bad, the track explores the struggle to not make the wrong choices when enticing opportunities arise. With clear influences from Glass Animals trickling through, “JUICEBOX” is a bouncy full-flavoured pop track with eerie guitars, woozy electronic bass and keys, and a tastefully ear-worming melody.
Recently playing sold out gigs at Salt in Oslo, as well as their track “Sicky/Sticky” being featured on Greta Thunberg`s travels with La Vagabonde, the group are seeing a stack of successes forming swiftly. Having written and produced a large catalogue of new music over the last year, there is a lot to listen out for from JANOS in 2022!