Artist info


Indie, Pop, Rock

Sounds like

PJ Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tori Amos, Bat For Lashes

band members

Heather Cheketri - vocals/guitar & Sonja Ter Horst - piano


Concrete Blonde, Johnette Napolitano



Brisbane duo Love Like Hate are Heather Cheketri and Sonja Ter Horst, a dark pop outfit who blend post punk electric guitar and free form piano melodies with electronic undertones.

There is a beautiful dark and dramatic intensity to the way the indie band approached pop. It's the music you want on the radio on a dark and stormy night. Beautifully erratic and sometimes intense, there is a romantically sadistic appeal to their sound. Think upbeat music with a twist of darker lyrical content.

Forming in 2009, Love Like Hate released their debut EP Rabbit Hole, produced by ARIA nominated Lachlan Mitchell 2012. The five track recording was well received in Australia and US independent music charts and as a first offering received staggering reviews with 9 out of 10 stars from Tone Deaf.

Returning home from a European tour in 2014 (London, Berlin, Paris) with an exclusive signing to independent music giant Rough Trade Publishing (Violent Femmes, Le Tigre, Godspeed You Black Emperor!). A triumphant return to the UK in 2015 at the once again sold out London Vegan Beer Fest, Love Like Hate also performed across major cities including Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Oxford, Bristol and London and unknowingly along the way hooked in radio host, Marc Reiley from BBC Radio 6 Music program.

Their latest EP Unnoticed, released at the end of last year, produced and recorded again by Lachlan has gone on to receive critical acclaim, published as one of the Best New Releases by Independent Music News – UK, placed in the top independent music charts across Australia and the CMJ Charts in the United States. The EP is also stocked in the UK’s exclusive Rough Trade Stores (UK).

From live appearances on ABC Brisbane and Hobart to local and international touring, the pair are humbly making headway gaining fans in Australia and overseas.

Love Like Hate are heading back in the studio with Lachlan in 2016 to begin working on their debut album.


Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Feb 2013

Triple J

I dig the encroaching darkness of this tune, it comes off a bit bruised and coarse - in a good way.

I dig the encroaching darkness of this tune, it comes off a bit bruised and coarse - in a good way.