Currently crowned as the country producing some of the most electrifyingly exciting, indie sounds around at the moment, is the sun-kissed region of Spain. Although primarily known to see loud, rowdy and obnoxious Briton’s flaunting their stomachs and giving them an excuse to strut their stuff without their kit on; it seems that Spain is also home to one of the greatest, up-and-coming acts, set to steal the show in 2015. Bow down for the on-slaughter of Hinds.
Originally a duo, the founding members of Hinds (at this point in their careers they were primarily known as Deers) Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote, released the first offerings of the garage rock, lo-fi band under the name Demo via Bandcamp. Demo, which was mixed and recorded by The Parrots’, Diego García, consists of mammoth tracks ‘Trippy Gum’ and the almighty, bulldozing sound of ‘Bamboo’, the latter has over three-hundred and fifty-thousand listens on Spotify alone. The game-changing ‘Bamboo’, which sparked mass attention from the likes of NME and Bobby Gillespie, can be heard below.
Following the release of Demo, Hinds quickly became a quartet – adding bassist Ade Martin and the Holland-born Amber Gimbergen, who mans the drums, to the band. Deers became Hinds and the rest is history. They’ve already supported the likes of The Libertines and The Black Lips; have had a single produced by The Vaccines’, Árni Árnason; played sixteen shows in four days at South By South West; and are gearing up for their debut at London’s Scala. With a record on the way: Hinds – with their innovative sound, playfully cheeky attitudes and jaw-dropping good looks – are the band to sink your teeth into this summer.
Listen below to Hinds’ cover of Thee Headcoats’ ‘Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey!) which was produced by Árni Árnason.