Swedish four-piece, Hater, who I first wrote about back in 2016 return with a new single “Something” ahead of a new album Sincere, which arrives on 6th May via Fire Records. They have recruited two new band members since their last album outing, but singer Caroline Landahl’s graceful vocals remain a focal point juxtaposed against a soundscape of throbbing pounding percussion and distorted guitar flourishes. “Something” is a swirling, disorientating slice of bittersweet shoegaze -noir with a sinister undercurrent bubbling just below the surface.
The album was recorded last year and reunited the band with long-time collaborator Joakim Lindberg. They recorded the first songs in Sickan Studio in Malmö before heading back into AGM studios where their debut You Tried was also recorded. John Cornfield, whose credits include Ride, Muse and Robert Plant, mixed and mastered the album.
Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Frederick Rundquist and Rasmus Andersson.
03 Mar: Palladium, Malmö, Sweden
20 May: The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
21 May: The Great Eastern Festival, Edinburgh, UK
23 May: Gullivers, Manchester, UK
25 May: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK