An Interview With...Hinds

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It's no secret that i'm a big fan of Hinds. Ever since I was introduced to their song Bamboo, I fell head over heels for these four Madrid rockers - shortly after I managed to see them on their anticipated UK tour, nab some Viva Hinds merch, as well as of course their debut album Leave Me Alone. I saw them again in Madrid last summer at the Gay Pride...these guys are just an absolute treat to see live and have so much energy that I would very happily see them again and AGAIN!

For those that aren't up to date, Hinds are a four-piece band from Spain consisting of Ana Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, both on guitar and vocals, Ade Martin on bass and Amber Grimbergen on the skins. They're the it band, the band you want to be with, look like and party with - for me, anyway. Starting out as friends, Cosials and Perrote began initially doing Bob Dylan covers on Youtube and later released two singles Bamboo and Trippy Gum which caught the media's attention. The other two joined shortly after however, fun fact: the band were originally called Deers but some band with a similar name in Canada demanded they change it, then Hinds were formed.

Hinds are at the top of their game right now, and have toured worldwide throughout 2016 across the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and Australia after the release of their debut record. Leave Me Alone is filled with 12 vibrant, garage-pop, low-fi toe tapping tracks - which sound even better performed live. Despite their busy schedule and more tour dates planned this year (including Coachella!!) - the band kindly took some time to answer a few of my questions...

What are 3 words (in English or Spanish) that you would use to describe Hinds?

Energia, cansancio and beer.

What is the band's favourite pizza topping?

Extra cheese!!

Which album inspired you the most in Hinds music career?

2 by Mac Demarco is a favourite.

What is your favourite quote to live by?

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life".

What are your favourite things about being a band?

Writing songs and playing live shows across the world.

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If you could play one festival for the rest of your life, which festival would you choose?

Benicassim FIB (in Spain) - we've been going there since we were very young and have played there before and we love it. There are always great artists playing it's near the beach and it's sunny.

Which: jamon & queso, only queso or only jamon?

Queso! One of us has just became a vege, so no jamon

When you aren't touring or recording, what is your favourite thing to do in your free time?

We love seeing movies and cooking at home. The sort of things we don't have much time to do on tour.

What's the best thing about your hometown Madrid?

The people, the beautiful weather (in summer of course) and the streets.

Drake has been mentioned a few times on your social media pages, it would appear you guys are a fan! Would you ever collaborate with Drake?

PLEASE! Do you have his number??

Bands always get a rider (free box of food/drink) on tour - which are the 3 foods you always love in your rider?

Hummus, chips and avocado.

Lastly, what will Hinds be doing next?

We're going to write more songs, record more music and release a second album soon! Stay tuned!


Gracias Hinds - hasta luego!
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