Being named as one of NME’s Top 10 Bands To Watch, Hinds are a Spanish all female garage punk fourpiece based in Madrid. With jangly acoustic guitar riffs similar to those of Mac Demarco and drawing likeness to HAIM, the band has all the essentials required to fulfill this title.
When first hearing Hinds I realised that they had a very distinctive and unique sound and, although this may not be to everyone’s taste, the interplay between vocalists Ana Perrote and Carlotta Cosials in tracks like Bamboo helps to show the lively nature of both the band and their music . However behind this initial image the band also illustrate a sense of attitude and anarchy. In their music video for Castigadas en el Granero they portray themselves as, quite literally, a garage band. With an abundance of denim dungarees, frowning and perpetual stares deep into the camera, Hinds really do have a contemporary and cool image.
The sound of Hinds may be an acquired one however, with their ‘right on’ punk attitude and extremely memorable lyrics , they are certain to make an impact within the alternative music scene and are definitely an artist to look out for in the coming months.