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First Hate

May 12, 2017


“the wistful harmonicas on tracks like ‘The One’ recall the Balearic beats of Korallreven, or New Order at their most lovelorn.” – The Line of Best Fit

WATCH & SHARE: First Hate – “The One” Video

“a new wave banger that makes great use of Anton Falck’s deep, romantic voice… spoken word passages and harmonica breaks that give me serious The The vibes, and it all builds to a gloriously euphoric climax.” – Stereogum

“a pristine piece of teenage melancholia… an exciting new voice in the burgeoning nostalgia-tinged comedown-pop scene.” – The Guardian

LISTEN & SHARE: First Hate – “Copenhagen” Track

“a compelling balance of beatific and elegiac pop.” – the FADER
Danish duo First Hate are now streaming their debut LP A Prayer For The Unemployed via The Line of Best Fit. The album is out tomorrow (May 12th) on Copenhagen-based label Escho Records (Iceage, Liss, Smerz). First Hate is currently on tour for a string of European shows including an appearance at this year’s Roskilde Festival on June 30th, full dates listed below + stay tuned for international tour dates to follow:

05.11 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
05.12 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
05.13 – Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega
05.16 – Stockholm, SE – Obaren
05.18 – Baden, DE – Werkk
05.20 – Amsterdam, NL – De Nieuwe Anita
05.24 – Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain
05.26 – Nantes, FR – Le Lieu Unique
05.27 – London, UK – Moth Club
05.29 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
06.01 – Liverpool, UK – Sipping Forecast
06.02 – Glasgow, UK – Hug and Pint
06.03 – Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
06.30 – Rosklide Festival

Rising from the snake pit into the international spotlight, it’s been a short and steady climb for Copenhagen duo First Hate. Since the release of their self-titled debut EP in September 2014, which featured hit singles “Girls In The Club” and “In My Dreams”, the band showcased early on music that transcends genres, making the underground more accessible through piercing beats. In support of the EP, they toured with both Trentemøller (October 2014) and Iceage (April 2015).

Summer 2015 was spent in the studio which resulted in the follow-up EP The Mind Of A Gemini (released on Escho in March 2016). Headline shows at Lille Vega in Copenhagen and Tape in Aarhus proved the band’s steady rise was now hitting a bigger audience, with singles “White Heron” and “Trojan Horse” getting heavy rotation on national radio. 2016 found the band on the road with fellow Copenhageners Lust For Youth around Europe plus tours across Asia and North America and festival dates across the world including a notable triumphant set headlining the Countdown Stage at Roskilde Festival.

First Hate’s debut album A Prayer For The Unemployed is due for release on May 12th via Escho Records.