Formed in Malmö during the early part of 2016, the sweet but spiky indie pop quartet Hater follow in the long tradition of ultra-melodic, sparklingly clean Swedish indie pop.
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Caroline Landahl, guitarist Måns Leonartsson, bassist Adam Agace, and drummer Lukas Thomasson, all of whom had experience playing in other bands in the city, they began recording their first single almost immediately after forming. With producer Joakim Lindberg at the helm, they recorded a three-song EP and soon signed with Swedish label PNKSLM Recordings, who released the EP in July of 2016. By the time the record was out, the band were back in the studio working with Lindberg for a full album. The finished product, You Tried, was released by PNKSLM in July of 2017 and the band soon went on tour with the Radio Dept
. The album garnered a lot of positive press and also caught the ear of London's Fire Records
, which signed the band to a contract. Their first release for the label was a four-song EP, Red Blinders, which came out in December of 2017. ~ Tim Sendra, Rovi