Since performing at Glastonbury last year, Axel Jansson, the London via Sweden singer/guitarist/songwriter will be releasing his 4th single Hopeless Ever After on independent label All Out Music (distributed through Absolute), shortly followed by the music video – out 14th May. The summer promises to be a busy one with a tour of food festivals, support slots for Top Loader and The Hoosiers and London shows filling his diary. Hopeless Ever After perfectly showcases Axel’s gravelly voice and knack of writing hook heavy melodies which will be repeating in your head for days. Axel says “Despite its title this is actually an up-beat song in conversation with yourself – it explores those moments in life when your private inner voice starts to question what’s going on – is this it?”
Axel attended the prestigious BIMM college in London which led him to meet his producer and later his manager. His first gig with a band was supporting Turin Breaks, and they were soon selected to play the Indie Week Europe Festival and the global music event Midem in Cannes. In the Autumn of that year Axel took to the road with The Coffee House Sessions which travelled through 10 UK cities and 24 University coffee lounges over a two week period. In 2016 Axel released his debut single, Shine’.
In addition to a run of headline shows in 2017, Axel spent the summer performing at festivals including two sets at Glastonbury and a series of gigs on the Foodies Festival circuit. If you’d like to see Axel perform this summer, here are his current dates:
29th April, London Embassy Gardens, | 7th May, Brighton Foodies Festival | 11th May, Bristol Foodies Festival | 26th May, London Foodies Festival | 1st June, The Junction Kent | 23rd June, Birmingham Foodies Festival | 13 July Cheshire Foodies Festival | 5th August, Edinburgh Foodies Festival
Hopeless Ever After will be followed by two more singles and the much anticipated debut album, due for release autumn 2018.