“For hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love, this is an eternal law”

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

“Pop music shapes generations. Like melodies come to me in dreams, I try to put dreams in our music. Dreams of a better world.” - Joakim Nørgaard

Summer 2015 was spent in the studio producing their follow-up EP ‘The Mind Of A Gemini’ (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 been spent on the road touring mostly throughout Europe with additional tours in China and North America. A key festival highlight was the triumphant headlining set on the Countdown Stage at Roskilde Festival.

“This album is a message of love, but if you think love can conquer all, try and give a kiss to a rattlesnake.” - Anton Falck Gansted

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 with the boys with guidance by Troels Damgaard Holm and Malthe Fischer (Lust For Youth). 


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