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5 things you didn’t know about Hinds

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The four humorously-posed musicians pictured on the cover art for Hinds’ debut album encapsulates the personality of the music behind the Madrid based garage pop outfit.

The four women are seen in a snapshot making goofy faces at the camera. They look like a witty group taking a photo at a college party. The Spanish quartet released their first full-length LP, Leave Me Alone last year and have been charming listeners and fans with their breezy and lighthearted garage and indie pop. Their music reflects on themes of earnest love, flirtatious encounters and a touch of oddball humor. Since launching their first project, the group has taken impressive strides in their pursuits as a band. This month, Hinds embarks on a west coast tour in conjunction with their performances at the Coachella festival, sharing the stage with Chicago rock band Twin Peaks.

The band will continue their streak of concert dates with appearances at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta and Nelson Music Festival in Ohio. While Hinds have only recently peaked into their creative inception of their musical careers, the group officially formed six years ago. Between the time of their origin and their official commercial emergence with Leave Me Alone, Hinds have already sparked an interesting legacy that reveals what makes them stand out from their contemporaries. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Hinds.

  • The group was forced to change their band name in 2015.

    The Spanish quartet originally called themselves the “Deers” until a brief dispute with the Montreal art-rock band Dears forced the band to change their name. The disheartening news made its way to the band after Dears’ bandlawyer allegedly sent a letter to the band claiming the names were too similar. After the threat of a potential lawsuit “Deers” decided on Hinds and compromised with the name of a female deer instead.

  • The band originally formed as a Duo in 2011.

    Before becoming Hinds, the band originally began as a duo consisting of founding members Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote on both vocals and guitars. The two band members took a year and a half hiatus from playing music together until reforming again in 2013. After being reunited, the duo released the singles “Bamboo” and “Trippy Gun” which dropped on Bandcamp as their Demo project in March 2014. Shortly after the Demo release, two become four and Carlotta and Ana were joined with close friend Ade Martín on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums.

  • They created an exclusive clothing line through Urban Outfitters that benefits students to make their own music.

    In February, the band tried their hand at creating and designing their own clothing line with Urban Outfitters. The decision has provided a platform for the musicians to give back, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to Attendance Records. The record label is a nonprofit based out of Austin, Texas and will give public school students opportunities to create, write and produce their own music and magazines.

  • The girls played a remarkable stint of 16 shows in just four days.

    In 2015, Hinds performed at South by Southwest in Austin and proved themselves as a band with an exceptional amount of stamina. The group played 16 shows in four days while touring with a fellow Madrid rock band known as Parrots.

  • Hinds are currently working on their upcoming sophomore album.

    In December 2016 the band tweeted the news of a new album to be released later in 2017. The band have already begun working on production in March of this year.

    How much did you already know about these Spanish rock n’ roll divas? Want to know more? Check out the groups AXS page, their Facebook, or their website for information on concert dates, festival coverage, music news and more.

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