Led by dynamic front woman Caroline Landahl, new Swedish import Hater is off to a strong start. Their debut LP You Tried features the previously released “Mental Haven” as well as the soaring, affirmative chords of “Had It All,” released earlier this year. While far from radical – their music takes cues from the mid-to-late-2000s indie rock scene, most notably the Walkmen – there is an undeniable clarity to the track. From the crystalline guitar licks to Landahl’s powerhouse vocals, “Had It All” demands to be heard.
You Tried is out 10 March via PNKSLM.