- January 20, 2018
9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
20/01/2018 | Roodkapje Rotterdam | Delftseplein 39
King Sepi Productions presents:
Hater (SE) + Goodnight Moonlight (NL) + Pardans [DK]
Doors: 21:00 | Entrance: €8 | Door sale only
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, earning them comparisons ranging from The Pretenders to Alvvays. They then released their full length debut ‘You Tried’, proclaimed by Gorilla Vs. Bear to be their favourite 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.
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 such as The FADER, The Line of Best Fit and Stereogum.
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. The band made their debut UK show in London earlier in 2017, and have since played at Roskilde Festival, with an extensive UK/EU tour on the horizon for 2018. With ‘You Tried’ Hater easily established themselves as Sweden’s most exciting new indie act, offering up a sound that’s both instantly accessible and grows with every listen.
Now, the band sign with Fire Records, joining Jane Weaver, Death And Vanilla, Rats on Rafts Virginia Wing, Noveller and Modern Studies at the forefront of the label’s new roster. The band are due to release a new EP this December. Hater are Caroline Landahl, Måns Leonartsson, Adam Agace and Lukas Thomasson.
“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
We team up with our old partner in art-crime WORM Rotterdam, once more, and add Copenhagen punks Pardans to the bill
Pardans is a six piece punk outfit from Copenhagen. Their sound is a mix of intense, guitar-driven “orchestral no-rock”, that incorporates tenor saxophone and viola. In 2016, Pardans’s debut mini-album entitled ‘Heaven, Treason, Women’ was released on Copenhagen based Premium Abundance and the Parisian label Third Coming Records. A record that chronicled a story of maddening lost love, despondency and dissipation. We are informed that Pardans is: “Throbbing, chaotic and romantic. Young and naïve. Beauty face dont get bored.”
Goodnight Moonlight (NL)
During the snowy January of 2015, lo-fi pop musician Jasper Boogaard started recording dreamy, jangly, drummachine driven pop songs under the moniker Goodnight Moonlight. This lead to several EP’s including his fourth release entitled Mountain Boy, released on cassette by the label he co-founded, Coaster Records. The EP was well received by various websites including Noisey, Kicking the Habit and 3voor12.
After that he released his first international release ‘What’s for Dinner?’ on Japanese indie label Miles Apart Records.In April 2015 he assembled a live band, and played his first show at the Subbacultcha day party at the Motel Mozaïque festival. The band was selected for the Popronde that year and they played various performances including support for TOPS, Sunflower Bean and Westkust, Incubate Zero, Le Mini Who? and the Metropolis Festival.
At the end of 2015 he acquired a drummer and the band is currently working on their debut album, set to release in 2018.