Taking their musical cues from the likes of Alvvays, The Pretenders, Neil Young and The Radio Dept, it’s been a quick rise for Swedish indie pop quartet Hater.
The Malmö based group recently signed to Fire Records (The Chills, The Lemonheads, Half Japanese, Jane Weaver, Death and Vanilla, Josephine Foster, Virginia Wing, Vanishing Twin) releasing double LP ‘Siesta’ (2018) and EP ‘Red Blinders’ (2017). Touring extensively around Europe in the last few years, they could recently be seen playing arenas and concert halls with Ben Howard. While festival performances have included End Of The Road, Eurosonic, Ment, Roskilde and Sea Change. In 2018 they headed to the US for SXSW which saw them on NPR’s Austin 100. Now, following last year’s run of Austin dates, they head back to the US to tour for the first time in 2019.
Hailed as one of Stereogum’s Best New Bands Of 2017, their latest album saw support from Bandcamp who loved their “winning indie pop” along with BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and huge backing across US college radio.? Their debut ‘You Tried’ (PNKSLM Recordings) saw Gorilla Vs. Bear name it one of their favorite albums of 2017 with its “gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.”
One of Sweden’s most exciting young acts, Hater offer up “infectious riffs and easy-going melodies, Caroline Landahl’s vocal delivery always keeps things rough around the edges." (Stereogum).