Best known for pulling pranks all over Melbourne, The Janoskians are Australia's biggest viral sensation (we think we're in love!). To celebrate the release of their debut single 'Set This World On Fire', we caught up with Beau, Jai, Luke, Daniel and James to chat all things fame, fans and love. You're welcome!
Congratulations on your new single 'Set This World On Fire' — can you tell us a bit about it?
James: The single is really cheeky, out there and edgy. It's about us going out, having fun and not thinking twice. We love it!
Daniel: It really suits us!
What was it like going into the studio for the first time?
Jai: It was a really long day but it was an awesome experience with the boys. We kicked back, hung out, played games and just had a chilled time.
Now that you've made your music debut— is there an album on the cards?
Daniel: We'd love to do an album! If our single does well then there will hopefully be an album.
What was it like when you got approached for a record deal?
James: It was so exciting!
Daniel: It was strange at first, because we're originally pranksters and Sony wanted to sign us as music artists. But who would pass up that opportunity, right?
Luke: We just think of it as another opportunity to entertain people. Whether it's through acting, pranking or music we love to entertain our fans!
When and why did you decide to start up as The Janoskians?
James: We've been friends our whole lives. It's been so long, we're like brothers now. We all liked pranking and making videos so one day we decided to do it together and post it on YouTube — it kicked off so quickly!
How are your parents reacting to your fame?
Daniel: My parents have been really supportive — they're behind me all the way.
Beau: Our mum is really supportive of us. She's actually our merchandise manager so she's with us a lot which is cool.
James: My parents are really supportive of what we do as well!
Do you have any awesome fan stories?
Daniel: The best fan we have is from Sydney and her name is Sally Boardman. She has our autographs tattooed on her arm — it's crazy! She calls us her children.
Luke: I was given an iPhone once!
Jai: And I got an iPad!
What's it like having girls camp outside your hotel?
Beau: It's not just our hotels! When we're in our home town of Melbourne they camp outside the front of our houses and steal our shoes and stuff. Sometimes they'll be outside from 7am until midnight. But then when we go to walk outside and say hello they run away. I think they get nervous!
Have you ever dropped the line "we're famous" to get out of something?
Daniel: If my dad asks me to take out the rubbish I'll be like, "Relax Dad, I'm famous." (laughs)
James: Ummm I've never used that line Daniel...
Beau: We don't really consider ourselves famous. It's weird to think about it.
What's your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
Beau: Coco Pops
Daniel: Fruit Loops
Jai: Fruit Loops
James: Coco Pops
What would be your ultimate first date?
Beau: Dinner at a nice restaurant.
Daniel: A day trip on a boat.
Jai: A game of Mini Golf.
Luke: At a concert!
James: Hanging at the beach.
What's your favourite subject at school?
James: Economics or law.
What group are / were you in at school?
James: Me, Jai and Luke were all in the same group. It was kinda like the we-don't-care-what-people-think group.
Jai: I'm pretty sure we made the library cool.
James: Yeah! Everyone started hanging at the library during lunch after we did. We weren't popular though.
Do you have any weird phobias?
Daniel: Blood. It seriously freaks me out.
Daniel: Err I hate when girls say, "ewww feet"!
Beau: Why? They're disgusting.
James: We're all single!
Who's your ultimate crush?
James: Cheryl Cole.
Jai: Zac Efron or Ariana Grande.
Beau: Mila Kunis or Sarah Hyland.
If you could be any member of One Direction who would you be and why?
Beau: Louis! He's my boy.
James: Niall! 'Cos he's just so laid back.
How can a fan get your attention on Twitter?
Jai: Spam, spam, spam. And then add how many times you've tweeted us.
James: Tweet something different! Everyone always writes "follow me" or something but I notice when people say normal things.
James: Beau tweeted Niall once saying that he was his biggest fan. But he spelt Niall wrong...
Who's the funniest in the group?
Daniel: It depends what kind of funny.
James: I think we're all pretty funny.
Daniel: Beau's like immature funny.
James: Luke is dry funny.
Jai: Beau always steals my jokes and says them louder!
Who's the laziest?
All boys: Daniel!!!
Daniel: How am I lazy? I go to Tafe, do kickboxing and make my own dinner.
James: You only ever have two pieces of cheese in your fridge how can you make dinner out of that?!
Jai: And he sleeps in what he wears that day!
Daniel: Who even wears pyjamas these days?
Who's the biggest ladies' man?
Jai: James is the flirtiest one.
James: I'm not flirty!
Daniel: But he scares them off with his nonstop talking!
Beau: Daniel's a player.
Daniel: I'm not a player; I just haven't found the right girl yet.
Who has the worst habit and what is it?
Daniel: Me with my snot?
Beau: Yes! Gross.
Jai: I pull weird faces.
Beau: Yeah, you twitch all the time.
Do you have a message for your fans?
Beau: Thank you guys for being so supportive. Make sure you keep tuning in; we've got some big things coming. And don't forget to buy our single!
Jai: Keep reading DOLLY 'cos we're going to be in the magazine a lot more!