Spanish indie rock band Hinds are currently sending their UK fans in a spin with a sold out UK tour on the back of their debut album Leave Me Alone. Taking inspiration from contemporary American garage rockers Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall and The Black Lips, Leave Me Alone is an exciting introduction to the fun-loving quartet pioneering the burgeoning indie music scene in Madrid.
Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen kick the album off with their new single Garden, before taking the listener on a rock & roll ride weaving sun-kissed, 60’s-inspired melodies, executed with a genius call-and-response between co-vocalists and band co-founders Perrote and Cosials. Andy Howells recently put questions to Carlotta from the band.
How did you come together?
Madrid boys put everyone's destiny together: HINDS.
Can you describe your style of music?
Crunchy and sweet. Like a new kind of weird delicious food that you haven't tried yet!
Where did the name Hinds come from?
Who are your music inspirations?
Paul, Lou, Mac and Kendrick.
Whats been your best live experience?
I once gave a whole show thinking that Lias (the fat white family singer) was in the crowd and I got super excited. When the show ended and that guy came to say congrats, he was just a guy with black crazy hair but no Lias. Ha ha ha ha #lame
What can audiences expect from your live shows?
A BIG CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FREEDOM. and a lot of beer !!
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working in this interview at the moment Ha ha ha. I have five more after this. and also have to edit our documentary !
Finally, how can we hear more about the band?
We have all our tour dates, videos, video-game, and whatever you need on www.hindsband.com :) !
- Hinds are currently touring the UK and play Bristol's Fleece on February 24.
- A version of this Q&A by Andy Howells appears in The South Wales Argus entertainment section The Guide on February 19, 2016.