"Hinds has an excellent grip on its particular brand of hazy, jangly music, and uses the razor's edge between mellow and melancholy to maximum effect. They wield their tools with the easy confidence of beginners without sounding like amateurs." - NPR Music
"Though recorded in southern Spain, the lo-fi tracks, with lyrics in English, have a distinctly American garage-rock feel." -New York Times: T Magazine
"These tracks show off what truly sets Hinds apart: Cosials and Perrote's shared vocal responsibilities, which fit together perfectly...[Hinds] chose to challenge themselves on their debut LP Leave Me Alone, and the decision pays off." -Pitchfork
"primed to conquer American hearts" - New Yorker
"The chillest four-piece in rock hail from Madrid, and write choruses so loose and lovely you'll want to wear them in like a favorite pair of sneakers." - The FADER
"This great garage-rock crew from Madrid folds decades of naïf-rock history into its craftily shambling tunes - from riff-scraping contemporaries like Ty Segall to early-1990s International Pop Underground stars like the Vaselines and Thee Headcoats, right on back to 'Wild Thing.'" - Rolling Stone
It's been over two years since Hinds released their breakout debut album Leave Me Alone, and today the Madrid-based band announce their long-awaited sophomore record. I Don't Run will be out April 6 via Mom + Pop, and shows a bigger, better, faster, funnier, more dexterous Hinds. Co-produced by Hinds and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor), and engineered by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, The War On Drugs, John Legend), I Don't Run is the product of a band fighting for their place, a band unwilling to rely upon their successes, a band who have just begun to prove themselves, and a band who plays hard but works even harder. With this second LP they continue their quest to own their narrative - one of sisters doing it for themselves. Pre-order I Don't Run HERE.
Hinds also announce U.S. tour dates today - this Spring they will bring I Don't Run and their insanely fun live show stateside. All U.S. dates go on-sale January 26th at 10 am ET. See below to find a show near you and get your tickets HERE.
Today Hinds share I Don't Run's first single entitled "New For You," alongside a music video that sees the band dominate the fútbol field. The track features guitarist and vocalist Carlotta Cosials practically screaming "Sometimes I see myself and I can't stand my show!" before a pining chorus in which she promises to be her best self. Beneath the breezy melodies lies a damning self-criticism; a bold and honest side to Hinds we haven't seen. Watch and listen to "New For You" HERE or HERE.
Leave Me Alone was an album of party anthems drenched in metaphors. With Hinds' forthcoming sophomore record I Don't Run, it's time to cut straight to the chase. Some might expect them to write songs about being happy, young and carefree - "but we're not satisfied with that," explains guitarist and vocalist Ana Perrote. "On this album the struggles are clear. We want to be brave." I Don't Run is Hinds' return with an honest reflection on a period that changed their lives beyond their wildest imaginations.
Since 2014, the band has been on a globe-trotting run. In that time, they've had it all thrown at them: world tours, sold-out crowds, harsh criticism, sexism, and all that lies in-between. Through it all, Hinds never professed to being error-free, and have become better musicians, tighter friends and tougher characters for surviving it all. "If you're looking for mistakes Hinds is your band," says Cosials. "We make mistakes but we really are proud of what we have and we wanna prove the doubters wrong."
A recap of Hinds' whirlwind story...Two women from Madrid meet through then-boyfriends who were musicians. They believed that music was for boys to play and girls to watch, until they abandoned their boyfriends, went on a road trip, brought a guitar and started writing. Eventually they find two other women and graduate from being a 2014 Bandcamp act to a signed band who tour relentlessly, work harder than their male counterparts, make friends wherever they go, record a critically acclaimed debut LP, and become one of the biggest indie bands to ever emerge from Spain.
The unity of Hinds' gang is at odds with the rote tales of band in-fighting and clashes of personality. It's an aspirational model, a shining example of women lifting each other up at their most vulnerable. Facing each other with nowhere to hide has inspired a new emotional openness in their songwriting, which began in Madrid in April 2017 after a long period of constant touring.
After everything they've overcome, one might think a band like Hinds would have second album jitters, but think again. Hinds are chomping at the bit and with defiant confidence. "We loved making this album," saysPerrote. "We knew what we wanted and we have what we wanted. This is a new start for us and we're fucking ready."