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Indie/punk/garage 3 piece Haters are thrilled to announce the release of their single Young Ones from their upcoming debut album ‘non-violent’. This powerful and emotionally charged track delves into the themes of lost innocence, the passage of time, and the consequences of destructive choices. Young Ones is set to captivate listeners with its raw intensity and thought-provoking lyrics.

Hot off the back of a hugely successful 24 date tour across Canada, with highlights NXNE (Toronto), Sled Island (Calgary) and Spring Reverb Festival (Kingston) the band is returning home for this years BIGSOUND Festival.

First single Quit My Job from their debut album premiered on BBC Radio 1 and TOPS on Triple J, solidifying them as a rising force in indie, punk, and garage.

Inspired by the fragile nature of youth and the haunting realities of adulthood, Haters takes listeners on a gut-punching journey through the highs and lows of life. Young Ones serves as a sombre reflection on the loss of vibrant souls and the heartbreaking consequences of life’s darker paths. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of regret, mourning, and the longing to hold onto brighter days.

Musically, Young Ones embodies the spirit of indie, punk, and garage rock, showcasing Haters signature sound. The band’s distinctive blend of raw energy and introspective songwriting creates a captivating sonic experience that resonates deeply with listeners.

In addition to their highly anticipated single and record, it is worth mentioning that this remarkable musical endeavour was recorded and produced at High Wattage Cottage Studios in Canada by the exceptionally talented Scott Middleton. Known for his invaluable contributions as a founding member of the internationally revered punk hardcore band, Cancer BatsMiddleton brings a wealth of experience and artistic vision to the record. His expertise and creative prowess shine through in the impeccable production quality and captivating energy found within the single and record.

Lead vocalist Jairay shares the personal inspiration behind the single.
”Young Ones is a song about the innocence of youth and the overwhelming reality of life as time passes. It’s centred around the profound loss of two friends who I miss dearly and painfully” they explain. “Lyrically the driving force of this song albeit dark is inviting you to experience how jarring it is to reminisce about days gone when the future turned out nothing like we’d all planned”

Young Ones is also accompanied by a lyric video that embodies their signature style, shot and edited by Michael Geddes with subtitles by Cristian Campano. Geddes and Campano’s creative styling have been a cornerstone of The Haters‘ identity since day one.

The forthcoming album ‘non-violent’ of which Young Ones is a significant part, revolves around themes of mental health, love, loss, and the complexities of human emotions. It confronts these issues head-on, without glorification, aiming to create awareness and foster understanding.

Taking inspiration from punk and garage acts before them, Haters are filled with power, rage, and aggression, but it is directed toward fighting for love and a community that survives despite the infinite challenges of simply existing. They live in direct opposition of surface-level music and deliver with full intention songs about drug addiction, suicide, loss, living with a severe mental health condition, and finding yourself a group of friends in a lonely world.

Young Ones is now available on all major streaming platforms offering a heartfelt and infectious blend of indie, punk, and garage rock. Dive into the infectious sound that resonates on a deeper level, capturing the essence of bands like IDLES, The Beths, The Clash, and Fontaines D.C.

Haters play Brisbane’s BIGSOUND Festival 2023

Thursday 6th September | 8:00pm | The Brightside (inside)
Friday 7th September | 8:00pm | The Warehouse




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