Following the release of their acclaimed debut album You Tried Swedish indie pop quartet Hater are now releasing the title track “You Tried” as the fourth single from the album, along with the official visuals made by Nils Ekman, which premiered on GoldFlakePaint alongside a new interview with the band.
The debut album You Tried finds the band taking a big step forward, with a more confident and melodious effort than the EP, but still retaining the urgency along with a heavy dose of both emotion and heart. In the interview the band revealed that they’ve just recorded a brand new EP which is set for release this fall.
Following a packed out London show this weekend and a Scandinavian tour earlier this year Hater are set to play Stockholm next week for PNKSLM’s fourth birthday party before heading out on tour this summer, with gigs at ex Roskilde Festival announced already.
Hater was formed last spring by Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson, all musicians based in Sweden’s third biggest city Malmö, just across the strait from Copenhagen, who’d all had their share of experience in other local acts before deciding to strike out as Hater.
They quickly set to recording what would become their debut EP Radius, working with Joakim Lindberg (a Malmö based producer who’s previously worked with acclaimed Swedish indie acts such as YAST and Hey Elbow), and soon signed with PNKSLM Recordings who released the EP in early July. Taking their musical cues from the likes of Alvvays, The Pretenders, Neil Young and The Radio Dept, all led by Landahl’s gorgeous vocals, Hater soon drew a lot of attention, including praise from international music publications such as The FADER, DIY and The Line of Best Fit.
Among those to declare themselves fans were the band’s heroes in The Radio Dept. who asked them to open for them on their first Scandinavian tour in five years. After spending the summer and early fall recording You Tried while touring around Sweden and making their UK debut show in London, Hater toured with The Radio Dept. late last year ahead.
With You Tried Hater easily establishes themselves as Sweden’s most exciting new indie act, offering up a sound that’s both instantly accessible and grows with every listen.