Posts Tagged ‘Caroline Landahl’

Hater - Siesta

Hater have a new album ‘Siesta’ due out 28th September and another New single ‘Fall Off’ . Sweden’s Hater know how to sprinkle in the right amount of melancholy. The indie quartet wowed us last year with their debut LP, You Tried. It was a triumph of fuzzed out dream-pop, it earned them a spot on our Best New Bands of 2017 list. While Hater’s songs are typically filled with infectious riffs and easy-going melodies, Caroline Landahl’s bittersweet vocal delivery always keeps things rough around the edges. There’s pain between the soft glow of warm guitar tones and rosy harmonies.

Thet are one of the best, most underappreciated bands “Fall Off” finds Hater at their most softly devastating, wistful and full of hope, and it’s one of our favorite tracks from the group’s beautiful new LP Siesta” .

http://

I heard their earlier hazy single “It’s So Easy,” which is less gloomy, thanks to some sparkly synth work and crisp production. Even so, Hater maintain their laid-back sound with bright, jangly hooks and characteristically excellent guitar work that reminds me ’80s jangle pop bands like the Feelies or even the college rock sound of early R.E.M. records. Via email, the band explained, “Sometimes one can feel that everything’s fine without really being in touch with your own feelings. It’s so easy is about seeing a close friend ignoring such things.”

“It’s So Easy” is one or two new singles we’re hearing from Hater’s upcoming album, Siesta. Like the title would suggest, the song is nothing short of easy listening, the perfect complement to a summer drive at golden hour — or, nodding to the album title, an afternoon nap after spending your morning at the beach.

http://

The other new track, “I Wish I Gave You More Time Because I Love You,” serves as the B-side and also directly follows “It’s So Easy” it on the Siesta tracklist. The band calls it “a beautiful song which includes a magnificent saxophone played by Inge Petersson Lindbäck.” They add, “It’s about the strong bonds you can have with a family member, being together, but still not. Also there’s some congas in there somewhere.

Advertisements

Image may contain: one or more people and text

You can imagine John Peel’s hurriedly inaccurate summation of a cold and unforgiving Swedish winter as he juxtaposes the big-jumper-like welcoming warmth of Hater. Their lush and tempered guitars are an almost Marr-approved Smiths-like foil for Caroline Landahl’s beautifully accented and accentuated vocal – it’s a heartwarming brew.

“We know little of their home town, Malmo,” Peel might have mused, caught up in Hater’s minor chord world weariness, “ Indeed. Hater are new to the game. This year’s well-received debut album, ‘You Tried’ earned comparisons to Alvvays, The Pretenders and even Jefferson Airplane, eclectic for sure, but that’s just incidental.

Their new EP distinguishes their very own super polished and intricate guitar-led dreamy pop. Featuring their first single for Fire Records, the wonderfully forlorn and truly lovesick ‘Blushing’ (we’ve all been there) and ‘Rest’ with its haunting monosyllabic guitar break, a super-clean chiming motif that seems like a closing salvo before it regains momentum and brings proceedings to a suitable climax, welcoming back Landahl for one last chorus.

The echoey eeriness of ‘Red Blinders’ could have come right out of the bubble blowing indie pop hey days of the early ‘80s, while ‘Penthouse’ is a chunkier c86 groove with a wind blowing through its motorik rhythm.

Hater release their new EP ‘Red Blinders’ on December 1st on Fire Records.

http://

“Their ability to effortlessly write songs that are devastating in their lyrical impact yet bewitching to hear is only rivaled by a few.” Revue

“Their unique take on rock music feels familiar and lived-in, taking bits from indie-pop, post-punk, and classic rock.” Stereogum

“Gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.” Gorilla Vs Bear

Hater New EP ‘Red Blinders’
Out December 1st

Talk to anyone about Hater and you’ll soon realised how special they are. The Malmö four-piece (Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson) only released their debut EP, “Radius”, last summer, but it was clear to anyone who heard those three songs of sharp, crystalline indie that they’d captured something precious in them.

We have already mentioned the band before but its great to premiere another track from the Indie band Sweden’s Hater  , taken from the group’s wonderful forthcoming LP “You Tried”, its due out next monthon the Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings. Like the previous singles from the new record  “Mental Haven” Had It All and now “Cry Later” is a very good lovelorn indie-pop song that’s elevated to greatness by Caroline Landahl‘s gorgeous, pining vocals, which radiate with a warmth and fragile strength that destroys all of the feels every time. “You Tried” is out 10th March.

http://

Digitally released Hater’s debut EP “Radius” earlier this year to critical acclaim, which is also included for the first time pressed to 7″ vinyl in this Limited Edition Deluxe Package. Only 50 of these packages are available, which also includes the exclusive T-shirt, designed by Caroline, the band’s lead singer. Hater are from Malmö, Sweden.

It takes something very special to get us this psyched about indie pop but in Hater’s case, that is the raw emotional heft of frontwoman Caroline Landahl‘s gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.
“Lead single “Mental Haven” is awash with chiming guitar chords and shimmering synth embellishments, an old-school rock song shrouded in indie-pop softness. Second single from Hater’s debut LP You Tried, out March 10th via PNKSLM Recordings.

http://