Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hate Club - "Unpredictable"

Photo by Katrina Flynn-Robinson
I really expected to dislike Albany, NY's Hate Club. Just being called Hate Club could be enough, but they also describe their sound as "tweemo." Luckily, they happen to be on Five Kill Records, who I've learned to always trust on every release over the last year or so. Fortunately I ignored my old man grumpiness and actually listened to the music.

Their latest song, "Unpredictable," is not at all what I expected a band described as "tweemo" to sound like. Instead of The Get Ups Kids meets Belle & Sebastian, it's more 90's slacker rock like Pavement meets Jawbreaker, which I think we can all agree is an outstanding combination. The song is full of this droning, fuzzy guitar until it gets replaced by piano plinks. This quickly went from something I expected to strongly dislike to a new favorite of the year.

You can listen to "Unpredictable" below. A Clear Mistake, the new album from Hate Club, will be available via Five Kill Records March 15. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Hate Club, check out their Facebook.


  1. This is a GREAT sound!!! I love it and want more!

    1. well get ready for the new EP out March 15th! and peep https://hateclubalbany.bandcamp.com/