Hinds today announce a deluxe version of their debut LP. Not only featuring b-sides and rarities, Leave Me Alone Deluxe offers a unique and never-before-seen peek into the world of Hinds with cell phone demos. These demos – which were never meant to be heard by anyone but Hinds – give fans an exclusive look into the band’s song-writing process as they created their critically acclaimed, perfectly imperfect debut. Leave Me Alone Deluxe will be released on October 28th on double CD and Vinyl only. Pre-order the album now via Rough Trade, or the band’swebstore.
To celebrate the announcement Hinds are also sharing a brand new animated video for “Bamboo.” Directed by Laurina Paperina, the video’s deceptively cute illustrations bely a hilariously dark, devious tale of rampant mischief from our four favourite Madrileñas.
Hinds will shortly be playing their biggest live shows to date, including a show at Kentish Town Forum in London.
Hinds today unveil the video for “Warts”, the fourth single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album “Leave Me Alone”. The video is set in Barcelona, using the magnificent Walden7 building and the city’s port as the backdrop, and was directed by Pedro Martin-Calero and produced by CANADA and Colonel Blimp. The brilliantly surreal and vibrant visual tells the story of a boy who is love with a girl that the band can see is no good for him, a femme fatale.
Discussing the video concept and song’s lyrics Hinds ask “have you ever seen a couple that shouldn’t be a couple? Have you ever seen your friend’s girlfriend’s warts before he does? In love like in war it aint no rules. And she knows. She knows it well… She is gonna beat him bad, but he only hears parabarabaraba….
Today they also announce their biggest UK shows to date for November and December, including London’s 2300 capacity Forum and their first show in Ireland. Tickets for the shows are on general sale from 9am on Friday July 15th but are available on pre-sale from today here.
14-17/7, Spain – Benicassim
22-23/7, Finland, Turku – H20 Festival
24/7, England, Sheffield – Tramlines
28/7, France, Port Grimaud – Plages de Rock
30/7, France, Cabourg – Mon Amour
31/7, France, Lille – Nuits Secrets
04/8, Spain, Santander – SM Festival
13/8, Austria, Wiesen – Summerville
19/8, Norway, Trondheim – PStereo
21/8, Germany, Hamburg – Dockville
24/8, Germany, Cologne – c/o Pop
26/8, England, Reading – Reading Festival
27/8, England, Leeds – Leeds Festival
01/9, Poland – Soundrive Festival
03/9, USA – Bumbershoot Festival
10/9, England, Isle of Wight – Bestival
16/10, USA, San Francisco – Treasure Island
17/10, USA, Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
19/10, USA, Tuscon – Club Congress
20/10, USA, Phoenix – Valley Bar
21/10, USA, Los Angeles, -The Regent
22/10, USA, Santa Ana – Beach Goth
24/10, USA, Chicago – Thalia Hall
25/10, USA, Detroit – Pike Room
26/10, Canada, Toronto – Adelaide Hall
28/10, USA, New York – Warsaw
30/10, USA, Boston – Middle East
04/11, USA, Austin – Sound on Sound
19/11, Spain, Granada – Granapop
20/11, Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
21/11, Denmark, Aarhus – Voxhall
22/11, Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis
23/11, Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret
26/11, England, Manchester – Academy 2
27/11, Scotland, Glasgow – Saint Lukes
29/11, Ireland, Dublin – Dublin Academy
1/12, England, Bristol – Trinity
2/12, England, London – Forum
Hinds with their new video for “Easy”, directed by John Strong, showcase a darker, more emotional side to their music. The video centres on the self-annihilation that follows a breakup, with each member of the band spiralling downwards into abuse and addiction, in increasingly graphic ways. The final shots show a sliver of redemption though, with the band slowly but surely reclaiming their strength and independence, and the blooming of a rose showing the promise of a new beginning on the horizon.
Hinds highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed debutLeave Me Alonewas released this Friday and it is undoubtedly one of the best albums you will hear in 2016. Buy:iTunes, direct from thebandor viaRough Trade. Stream:Spotify
“Hinds are great because of two crucial factors. They have bags of tunes and bags of charm.” The Guardian (****) “Hinds have figured out that the fun really starts when things fall apart” The Metro (****) “Its impossible not to be swept up in the exuberance” Q (****) “Personality drips from every facet…it’s an album of refreshing, rousing romance” Crack (****) “…all scratchy guitars, kiss-off lyrics and Phil Spector sonics.” Sunday Times Culture (Debut of the Week) “Hinds are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves” Pitchfork (7.5)
Hinds will release their stellar debut album Leave Me Alone on January 8th, and today the band shares an amazing, on-the-road video for “San Diego.” Capturing scenes of the fun-loving, Madrid-based four-piece on tour in the U.S., Europe and Asia over the last few months, this video for “San Diego” is a trailer for their forthcoming tour documentary, giving a behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s truly like to ¡VIVA HINDS!
Hinds on San Diego (unofficial but amazing video made by us with love and affection): this is a music video made with footage of our upcoming documentary “A SUMMER WITH HINDS 2″. it was edited in 20 hours having like 600 clips. “for a second i thought i’d die…” – tells carlotta now it’s over. because if you want reality, you got reality. VIVA EL ROCK !! WOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOO ROCK IS THE MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hinds todayrelease another infectious shot of musical serotonin with their forthcoming single “San Diego”, a gorgeous slice of two and a half minute pop which shows the four piece’s ridiculously effortless way with an addictive hook and harmonized vocal. It’s equal parts Ty Segall and Black Lips, Phil Spector and The Shirelles, but, in the final analysis, utterly and wholly Hinds.
Hinds on “San Diego”: “we all have bad days. we mean bad nights. one day a friend told us ‘I don’t wanna fall asleep because I know what’s the dream about.’ this song is about staying awake. just staying awake.”
Hinds will also play two very special, wristband only, launch events to celebrate the release of “Leave Me Alone” on January 11th 2016, at Rough Trade East, followed immediately by another show and party at the Ace Hotel, in conjunction with Sister Ray.
Hinds today unveil the official video for their current single, and album opener, “Garden”. Directed by Pedro Martin-Calero, and filmed in Madrid, the video was inspired by French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard and his 1965 feature film Pierrot Le Fou. The story of a young couple “trying to get away to nowhere”, it features all members of the band playing the same character, with a strong use of colour and experimental imagery the video is surreal and surprising – as premiered via i-D. In the band’s own words:
“Garden is the first track of our album. It is our favourite song and we say it proudly. This is the first time we got to choose the director of a music video ourselves, so it was an honour when Pedro Martin-Calero said yes. He is a genius and we did everything he wanted – except for the chicken, that was a thing we begged for haha”
“Garden” is another gorgeously compact slice of ramshackle indie pop, which premiered last month on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens and is currently play-listed at 6Music. The debut album, Leave Me Alone, out 8th Jan 2016, also includes recent #1 Hype Machine single “Chili Town.” and you can pre-order the album now via iTunes, direct from the bandor via Rough Trade.
The band will also be touring heavily in support of Leave Me Alone, and you can find the newly announced European tour dates below.
LIVE DATES: (*NEW) 2015
31/10 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Paris
04/11 – Iceland, Reykjavík – Iceland Airwaves
18/11 – Spain, Madrid – Sala El Sol (*)
13/01 – France, Lille – Le Grand Mix (*)
15/01 – Germany, Berlin – Lido (*)
16/01 – Germany, Hamburg – Molotow (*)
17/01 – Germany, Frankfurt – Zoom (*)
19/01 – Switzerland, Zurich – Bogen F (*)
21/01 – Italy, Turin – Astoria (*)
22/01 – Italy, Bologne – Covo Club (*)
23/01 – Italy, Milan – Anti Social (*)
25/01 – Austria, Vienna – B72 (*)
26/01 – Germany, Munich – Café Milla (*)
27/01 – Switzerland, Lausanne – Le Romandie (*)
15/02 – England, Cambridge – Portland Arms
16/02 – England, Norwich – Arts Centre
17/02 – England, Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
18/02 – England, London – KOKO
20/02 – England, Manchester – Gorilla
21/02 – Scotland, Glasgow – Stereo
22/02 – England, Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
23/02 – England, Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
24/02 – England, Bristol – The Fleece
26/02 – England, Brighton – Patterns
27/02 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Bitterzoet (*)
28/02 – Belgium, Brussels – AB Club (*)
Hinds offer fans another glimpse into their gloriously raucous, sweetly playful world, in the form of a double music video/ short film for their cover of “Davey Crockett” and The Parrots’ cover of “All My Loving”, which was released earlier this year for Record Store Day as a split 7 inch single.
Directed by Marc Oller, and produced by CANADA, the video is a potent shot of youthful effervescence, with an enthusiasm that is as intoxicating as it is deeply infectious.
Hinds and The Parrots spoke to Pitchfork about the making of the video: “we are 7 dudes born and raised in madrid and we’ve been friends since ever; we’ve lived from our puberty years to currently issues like not having money to pay the rent or recoding our firsts albums. we did a split 7” vinyl with two covers of songs we both usually end our gigs with because we love them. so suddenly the idea of shooting a movie with CANADA (our music-videos-educator) was kind of a dream. plus, this one is the first not-home-made-music-video for both bands. Felt great. But keep the budget low”.
Hinds will also be embarking on a UK tour, taking in some of their biggest venues yet, including London’s KOKO. See below for full tour dates. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale this Friday 2nd October.
15/2/16 Cambridge Portland Arms
16/2/16 Norwich Arts Centre
17/2/16 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
18/2/16 London KOKO
20/2/16 Manchester Gorilla
21/2/16 Glasgow Stereo
22/2/16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23/2/16 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
24/2/16 Bristol The Fleece
26/2/16 Brighton Patterns