In 2018, the Austin-based synth-space outfit Love Hate Affair celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the release of their eponymous EP. After an extended hiatus, the band will return for select dates throughout Texas and several TBA markets. Reminiscent of bands like Joy Division and The Smiths, their music continues in the first-wave tradition of blending indie-guitar voicings and electronic music with vocals influenced by Morrissey, Dave Gahan, and Ian Curtis. Previous tours included legendary venues such as Whisky A GO GO, Key Club, Radio Room, Viper Room, Arlene’s Groceries, and The Lexington London. Love Hate Affair was once a major presence in the indie/New Wave/Post-Rock scene, and is still regarded as a band who continues to make their mark in absentia. says of the group, “The great high-end guitar playing never showboats, but rather brilliantly weaves into the songs’ bedrock of solid bass and percussion.” The San Antonio Express-News says, “Melancholy ’80s-influenced rock and music lovers may find their relationship with Love Hate Affair to be far more one-sided than the band’s name implies. Anyone who connects with the music of Morrissey, Joy Division and Depeche Mode likely will be enamored with this four-man rock act composed of San Antonio and Austin musicians.”