A reawakening for the Swedish visionaries, ‘Sincere’ solidifies their impressive trajectory in a fuzzed out haze of dark and arresting shoegaze pop. An expansive trip through noisier, bittersweet pop realms that recalls My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Deerhunter.
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Underpinning everything there’s a continuing sense of drama throughout; richly textured crescendos, chiming guitars and delicate melodies are guided by Caroline Landahl’s tender yet sharpened vocals. ‘Sincere’ is joyously effervescent, but with a dark underbelly where fury manifests in a swirl of entrancing and propulsive percussion.
A gorgeous and dazzling piece of aching romanticism, destined to feature on a thousand mixtapes.
Recorded last year in Malmö, Hater welcomed two new band members and those early day sparks saw them quickly turning demos into fully-formed new songs that appear on the record. ‘Sincere’ was produced by long-time collaborator Joakim Lindberg and was mixed and mastered by John Cornfield, whose credits include Ride, The Stone Roses and Robert Plant.
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‘Sincere’ is available on Rough Trade limited edition black & gold vinyl with signed print, standard LP, CD & digital