“Radius,” the title track and latest single from Hater’s forthcoming debut EP, takes fresh-faced slacker haze to a new, sweetly naïve level. Hailing from southern Sweden, the four-piece calls to mind lo-fi contemporaries like Swearin’ and Alvvays with an abundance of fuzzy, upbeat guitar and chirpy, echoing vocals. But unlike many of the other bedroom recordings being passed around indie circles, the track’s sunny disposition and boundless energy adds unmatched warmth and youth to an otherwise basement-ready, cutely punk sound.
With a decidedly beachy, tousled vibe, “Radius” feels like a sonic joyride – it’s catchy and pop-friendly while still hanging on to rough-hewn rock messiness. Thumping bass and scatterbrained percussion also help to keep it comfortably unpretentious. With an unabashed, uncomplicated approach to crafting fast-paced gems, Hater demonstrates once and for all that Scandinavians do it better.
Hater’s debut EP Radius will be out July 8th via PNKSLM Recordings.