HAJK RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM VIA JANSEN PLATEPRODUKSJON
“Hajk’s self-titled debut deserves a spot on every playlist this summer”
– The Line Of Best Fit
LISTEN/SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘NOTHING LEFT TO SAY’
“Hajk has delivered one of the best debuts of the year, and as spring begins to flirt with summer, this dreamy record couldn’t come at a better time.” – The Line Of Best Fit
The Guardian’s ‘Ones To Watch’
“Hajk’s latest single is crisp, clear, and smooth. ‘Best Friend’ is a street-ready guitar-pop track” – Stereogum
“This new Oslo-based band will make you feel so very fine” – Noisey
“The Oslo-based group’s new video for their funky track ‘Nothing Left To Say'” – The Independent
“They’ve got the perfect balance of experimentation and catchy song-writing, it’s like listening to a new, cutting-edge version of Dirty Projectors.” – Indie Shuffle
“We suspect they’re going to make some serious noise” – Hilly Dilly
First single ‘Magazine’ featured in Indie Shuffle’s Top 10 Indie Songs Of The Year
Their very first single ‘Magazine’ premiered with Noisey and had waves of support then on from the likes of Stereogum, The Guardian, Hilly Dilly and more at the end of the last year, even making Indie Shuffle’s top 10 indie rock songs of the entire year, they’ve now got 130K plays on just that one track. The Line Of Best Fit just called the record “one of the best debuts of the year”.
They’ve gained many new fans over the past couple of months, including star of the MTV & Empire award winning movie ‘Kick-Ass’ – Chloë Grace Moretz who is now ‘obsessed’ with them.
Debut album ‘Hajk’ out today via Jansen Plateproduksjon
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Hajk’s debut album is finally here, and the newest member of the Jansen family dazzles us all. Their beguiling mix of indie and intricate pop smarts has gone straight to the hearts of the listeners and fans.
Their first release, Common Sense, was listed by Norwegian radio stations almost before the band got out of their rehearsal space, and the follow-up single Magazine received a great reception from international media. In the US, Vice picked up the single straight away, and this blazed the trail for the band over there. Indie Shuffle went on to include Magazine in their top 10 songs of 2016.
Considering that they’re such a fresh band, Hajk have been surprisingly quick to adjust themselves. Not long after they’d written enough for a set of music, they played at Slottsfjellfestivalen, Øyafestivalen and by:Larm. They were playlisted by radio before they left the stage at those festivals, and now they’re here – with a confident debut and a collection of songs that any band would have envied.
Hajk are fronted by Preben Sælid Andersen and Sigrid Aase, who share the vocals, while Johan Nord (drums), Knut Olav Buverud Sandvik (bass) and Einar Næss Haugeth (keys) are the band’s backbone. Musically, Hajk are situated in a modern landscape, but looking back to the fine pop of the past, with an emphasis on very strong melodies. The band are influenced by artists like Dirty Projectors, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Amason, but still they stand firmly on their own feet, with an original sound that also challenges the genre they belong to.