It’s been a quick rise for Swedish indie pop quartet Hater. Malmö based group signed to Fire Records releasing double LP ‘Siesta’ (2018), 7” ‘Four Tries Down/It’s A Mess’ (2019) and EP ‘Red Blinders’ (2017). Set to release their new album ‘Sincere’ on 6th May on Fire Records. They will also have a run of live dates across the UK and Europe this year.
A reawakening for the Swedish visionaries solidifying their impressive trajectory in a fuzzed out haze of dark and arresting shoegaze pop. ‘Sincere’ is an expansive trip through noisier, bittersweet pop realms evoking My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Deerhunter. It’s a gorgeous dazzling piece of aching romanticism destined to feature on a thousand mixtapes.
Touring extensively around Europe over the last few years, they’ve performed at arenas and concert halls with Ben Howard. Festival performances have included End Of The Road, Eurosonic, Ment, Roskilde and Sea Change. In 2018 they performed at SXSW which saw them capture NPR’s attention on their ‘Austin 100’ list: “Their songs epitomize jangling grace as singer Caroline Landahl coos with maximum approachability.”
Following a hugely successful run of SXSW showcases, they returned again in 2019 for their first tour of America.
Hailed as Stereogum’s Best New Bands Of 2017, their last 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.
Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Frederick Rundquist and Rasmus Andersson.