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Last year Swedish indie rock outfit Hater released not only their great debut album “You Tried” (which was among my best albums of the year list) but also the EP with Red Blinders.

The band recently stopped into the Danish studio Tapetown to record a “Live At Tapetown” session, giving us a heavenly version of Red Blinders track “Blushing.” Fans of Alvvays should look no further, these guys will be  among your new favorite bands. Hater performed the set in Aarhus a few weeks back for a headlining set in TAPE.  They were positively grinning from ear to ear  when Hater was up for doing a Live At Tapetown session .  If you were one of the lucky few who happened to be there, you got a great lil’ show. It might have been the first time they’d performed in Aarhus . The rest of the indie-savvy scene is catching on to them. This might help if you’re new to the ball.


The second album from Stockholm-based songwriter Hannes Ferm, aka HOLY, considers where our subconscious goes at night: dreams, pent-up emotions, possibilities of unknown dimensions. “I wanted to go beyond my outer limits,” he says, leaving behind the garage pop of his 2015 debut for widescreen studio-science and rock opera ambition. The record borrows its name from astronomer Jon Willis’ book All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life. “Ferm’s search starts within his own head, “says KEXP, likening his sound to Tame Impala and glam-era David Bowie. “A pervasive feeling of alienation feeds into the dynamism of the album.” It sees release on PNKSLM Recordings.


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Miss World is the project of London based artist Natalie Chahal (also half of fellow PNKSLM signees Shit Girlfriend alongside Laura-Mary Carter). After self-releasing the debut single “Buy Me Dinner” earlier this year, Punk Slime Recordings are proud to announce that Miss World has officially joined the PNKSLM family and that her debut EP Waist Management is set to arrive on October 13th. Four tracks of extremely catchy garage pop that will instantly make you fall in love, combining lo-fi charms with Natalie’s ear for a melody it’s an introduction that will leave you wanting more. Stay tuned for more music from Miss World coming soon…

Miss World is set to make its live debut at PNKSLM’s annual Slime Ball weekender at The Old Blue Last in London on September 29th, playing alongside label mates HOLY, Holiday Ghosts, Beachtape and Lucern Raze.


From Miss World’s debut EP Waist Management, out October 13th via PNKSLM Recordings.

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Here is the the latest single from Liverpool based Beach Skulls taken from their debut LP Slow Grind, which was released back in April . It follows first single Santa Fe, both are great garage pop nuggets that are well worth some of your precious ear-time.

London, based UK garage psychedelic band Chemtrails “Headless Pin Up Girl” from the sophomore EP ‘Headless Pin Up Girl’ available via PNKSLM Recordings

As much as this may act as a landmark for the band it will be felt more personally by band leader Mia Lust who uses this to showcase personal struggles. Lust manages to convey the sense of technically being allowed to fulfil one’s dreams, ambitions and wants but still having to deal with the inevitable backlash for pursuing that. Over some salt-bleached harmonies and fuzzy lo-fi strings Lust takes you on a journey, one which ends with Lust’s eventual decision to come out as transgender and begin transitioning.

Lust further explains: “Headless Pin Up Girl” is a song I actually wrote a few years ago, and the last song I wrote before deciding to come out as transgender and begin transition. The title was inspired by online cross dressing forums I used to visit, which had a lot of pictures of people dressed up all pretty and femme, but with their heads out of shot to hide their identities. The song says as much as I could possibly say at the time without just stating the fact that I’m trans, but it could equally well be about anyone that knows the feeling of not being able to be themselves, or anyone that has kept secrets out of shame and embarrassment.”


Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the London quintet Chemtrails, led by the musical and romantic partnership of Mia Lust and Laura Orlova. After their debut live show at Trans Pride festival in Brighton, and sharing a few demos on online early last year (which quickly picked up praise from the likes of Elvis Depressedly frontman Mat Cothran) Chemtrails introduced themselves with the debut single “Aeons” in late September before a hometown gig as part of PNKSLM’s Slime Ball weekender.

Mia (vocals, guitar),
Laura (vocals, guitar),
Another Laura (vocals, bass),
Ian (keyboard),
Sam (drums).

It’s been a quick rise for Swedish indie pop quartet Hater. Formed last year by friends in Malmö, the band released an EP in July with PNKSLM Recordings (the label responsible for keeping Sweden weird, learning them comparisons ranging from The Pretenders to Alvvays. They now return to PNKSLM for their full length debut, proclaimed by many blogs, to be their favorite album of 2017 so far, citing frontwoman Caroline Landahl’s “gorgeous, achingly bittersweet vocals, perpetually swaying between comforting and devastating.” An assured and consistent record, “You Tried” blends jangle with grit.
Hater was formed this 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, 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.


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 will be touring with The Radio Dept. later this year ahead of a full UK and EU tour around the album release this spring. 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.

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.


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.



Punk Slime Recordings proudly present Pink Gum, the long awaited debut album from Stockholm’s Magic Potion, Formed by Gustaf Montelius, Andreas Sandberg and Kristoffer Byström and now joined by Johan Harrius, Magic Potion burst out of nowhere in the spring of 2015 with the debut single ”Deep Web”, a home-recorded gem that brought the attention of bloggers all around the world.

Soon the debut EP Melt, including the single ”Booored”, was released via PNKSLM Recordings and Beech Coma to acclaim, Its warped out slacker pop of the best kind, recorded on an old reel-to-reel, it instantly wormed its way into the ears and hearts of its listeners.

Since then Magic Potion’s been holed up in their small studio in the suburbs of Stockholm and now they’re finally able to unveil their debut album Pink Gum,  The fruits of over a year’s work, along with eight new tracks that truly finds the band coming into their own. Terrific melodies and songwriting, all recorded on the same old reel-to-reel and self-produced by the band it’s a marvelous debut from one of Sweden’s most exciting new acts with lead single “Milk” leading the way.

Praise for the Melt EP
“a bedroom pop Velvet Underground specifically tailored to listless millennials” – Noisey
“if Real Estate lived in the cooler part of town” – Buzzfeed
“With echoes of Wild Nothing and similarly hazy purveyors of skewed, dreamy pop music, Melt still stands as one of the best debuts to wrap itself around our ears and hearts in 2015.” – GoldFlakePaint
“Euphoric almost to an extreme, the group’s characteristic sound is a flight of sun-kissed freedom, exactly when you need it most” – The Line of Best Fit
“slightly unorthodox, but sweet and simple enough to be enrapturing


Ive listened to a couple of excellent tracks from the Swedish indie-pop quartet Hater’s debut EP Radius during this summer. Now they’re back with some new music in the shape of new single Mental Haven, the first from their upcoming debut LP You Triedwhich is due on 10th March 2017.

Mental Haven is full of chiming guitar chords and shimmering synth embellishments, Its an old-school rock song shrouded in indie-pop softness” along with the urgency of their debut tracks, it has  both emotion and heart. We suspect fans of Alvvays to the Pretenders will find something to like


Lead single from Hater’s debut LP You Tried, due March 10 via PNKSLM Recordings