It’s been a quick rise for Swedish indie pop quartet Hater. 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 also be seen playing arenas and concert halls with Ben Howard.
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 “Their songs epitomize jangling grace as singer Caroline Landahl coos with maximum approachability.” Following a hugely successful at SXSW run, they returned the following year for their first US tour and were invited to tour with The Radio Department in 2020.
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
Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson.