First hate (dk/Escho)

First Hate 

First Hate 

First Hate (Synth pop)

Territory : Asia

Rising from the snake pit into the international spotlight; the journey intensifies for First Hate. It all began with the minimal garageband-produced EP ‘First Hate’ (Bad Actors Inc., September 2014), which featured hit singles “Girls In The Club” and “In My Dreams”, music that transcended genres sending waves through the Copenhagen underground scene and across europe. It was a steady climb for the two Copenhageners, who have spent time on the road with Trentemøller, Communions, Iceage and Lust For Youth.


Summer 2015 the well reviewed follow-up EP ‘The Mind Of A Gemini’ came out (Escho, March 2016). Sold out headline shows at Lille Vega, Copenhagen and The Waiting Room, London proved the band's popularity was now hitting a wider more mainstream audience with singles “White Heron” and “Trojan Horse” getting heavy rotation on national radio.

The rest of the year was spent on the road touring throughout Europe, China and North America. A key festival highlight was the triumphant headlining midnight set on the Countdown Stage at Roskilde Festival, with thousands of fans showing up to support the homecoming band after weeks of touring.

Spring 2017 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘A Prayer For The Unemployed’, which was released May 12th 2017 via Escho, the album was produced by the boys with guidance from Troels Damgaard Holm and Malthe Fischer.

2018 has been spent on the road touring Russia and Europe and travelling in the middle east and china to gain inspiration and record sounds for the next Album. The boys are releasing an album on Indonesian Label Dispersion Records this fall, 50 limited edition copies on tape.

There is something potent in First Hate’s mix of innocence and ambition. Too savvy to be naïve, but too wide-eyed to feel fully mature, right now their youth is the source of their power.
— Pitchfork
You’d have to be made of stone not to fall for the elegiac wonder spun by Copenhagen duo First Hate. The One is full of new-waviness – the lead vocals are more than a little Bernard Sumner – but that doesn’t get in the way of what this truly is: a pristine piece of teenage melancholia.
— The Guardian