Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hinds at Other Music

Ana Perrote & Amber Grimbergen
Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote were recovering from broken relationships with musician ex-boyfriends when they decided to bounce back by forming a band in 2009. Perrote knew a few guitar chords and Cosials did not know how to play anything. In 2011, they started performing as a two-guitar duo named Deers, based out of their native, Madrid, Spain. By 2013, they added bassist Ade Martín and Netherlands-born drummer Amber Grimbergen. They learned that the name Deers was already taken, so the band was renamed Hinds (female deer). Hinds will release a debut album, Leave Me Alone, tomorrow, on January 8, 2016.

Who could not be charmed by pretty young women with thick Spanish accents? Performing at the Other Music record store, Hinds performed a lo-fi garage pop set that was equal parts indie and bubble gum. Starting with "Fat Calmed Kiddos" from the new album, Cosials and Perrote traded sweetly squeaking vocals to jangly guitar chords. Giggling frequently between songs, the musicians played light-hearted, upbeat songs. These sunny songs included a cover of Thee Headcoats' "Davey Crockett," which featured gang vocals on the chorus. Hinds will likely gain a wide audience of youth and the young at heart.

Visit Hinds at www.hindsband.com.