Danish Synth-Pop Duo First Hate Sets an Electric Night in Manila
by Inside Manila Team, April 23, 2019 5:13pm
Photo from Johnnie Walker
Aside from iconic design credentials, Scandinavian music are taking flight this year. Offering a stretch of electro-pop beats and whimsical sounds, Copenhagen-based synth-pop duo First Hate is headlining a night of good music and dancing in Johnnie Walker House in Poblacion, Makati, on April 25, 2019.
Best friends Anton Falck Gansted and Joakim Nørgaard rose from the underground music scene in Copenhagen with their Garage Band-produced self-titled EP First Hate in 2014. But it wasn’t until the following year when the band gained traction and sold out shows in Copenhagen and London. Their songs made waves on international radio, and soon enough, the duo was billed to headline Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, where they were received triumphantly by thousands of fans.
In 2017, First Hate released their highly anticipated debut album, A Prayer for the Unemployed. As apt as their comforting music, perfect for getting lost in a big city, whisking you away with bright pop beats, yearning melodies, and a combined trance of keyboard tunes. First Hate’s charm lies in their ability to create music that sends you in a trance; with one of their hit songs “In My Dreams”—a perfect tune against the backdrop of Poblacion’s metropolitan landscape.
As part of their world tour, First Hate is making a stop in Manila with their one-night-only show in the biggest scotch bar in the Philippines, the Johnnie Walker House in Poblacion, Makati. Housing their complete line of colored labels of the world-famous scotch, including their “Rare Drams” line, one of Johnnie Walker’s set of rarest and most expensive drinks.
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Start your weekend early with the intriguing sound of First Hate, along with performances by introverted beats master Pillow Talk (Anton Salvador), soul and jazz act Lustbass, and Fil-Jap artist Ena Mori. Johnnie Walker House hosts a collective of music events every week and occasional game nights, perfect to cap a day’s hard work.