Madrid natives Hinds are known for their DIY ethos, from scribbling Arctic Monkeys lyrics into scrapbooks in 2011 to penning open, anthemic ballads from loneliness and rejection on their new album ‘The Prettiest Curse’, set for release on 3rd April ahead of their gig at The Castle and Falcon.
“You know that part in the movies when two people on a relationship are living complete opposite realities? When one thinks everything is great and the other one is about to drown? ‘Good Bad Times’ is the struggle of communication, time difference, distance. Like the two sides of a coin” said vocalist Carlotta Cosials on one of the lead singles from ‘The Prettiest Curse’. With a pounding dum beat and 80s pop twinge of guitars, the struggles of loss of love are masked over a bubblegum sweet chorus that has already proven popular amongst fans of the quartet. Other tracks like the ‘Paper Planes’ esque ‘Riding Solo’ and newest track ‘Come Back and Love Me <3’ are setting the tone for their highly anticipated new album. Still keeping that DIY-fuzzy charm but with more bite than their previous records, ‘The Prettiest Curse’ washes away criticisms of lacking “technical prowess” with a beam of positivity.
Since their debut album in 2016, Hinds were hotly tipped as rock & roll’s next best kept secret, promising party filling indie anthems with bolstered lyrics flying over heavily dressed drums and guitars. They delivered just that with 2016’s ‘Leave Me Alone’ debut, and the eclectic follow up ‘I Don’t Run’. Only three songs into discovering this veer into a new direction Hinds promise the sugar crush of their previous records, just with even more ferocity.
After stories of meeting their initial inspiration at a New York After party, to supporting The Strokes on tour along with their own heavy catalogue of gigs, Hinds are heavily armed for a raucous and energetic upcoming UK tour. Bringing Denmark’s LISS on board with their yearning pop and 80s synthesiser infused sounds, April 15th is an evening for anthemic indie hooks, party starting choruses and sun drenched beats from one of Spain’s finest exports.
Hinds head to The Castle and Falcon with support from LISS. Tickets are on sale now.
We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, and hold an exclusive competition for the true music fans. We’re giving away two gig tickets to an event of your choice PLUS a £30 bar tab to spend on the night. Read on to find out how to enter…
But first, some cracking gigs coming up:
With the luck of the Irish and a bottle of rum in tow, The Rumjacks are about to become your new favourite band. Australia born and bred, the five piece have a modern day take to sea shanties and Celtic punk and are sure to get crowds chanting their Trad Irish tunes on Monday, March 2nd.
With a music career spanning decades, Ben Watt has made some of his best music yet. Ben’s fourth and newest record ‘Storm Damage’ has received critical acclaim since landing last month, an album entrenched in deep synth tones, low spoken word and trap inspired beats that carry the record. With such an impressive creation under his belt, Ben Watt’s gig on Saturday, March 7th will be a tough pone to beat. Over half of tickets sold, so act fast to get yours.
Heading to Birmingham and flying the flag for Australia’s underground scene are BAD//DREEMS, supercharged with their third album ‘Doomsday Ballet’ in tow. With blistering new single ‘Sonny’ getting critical acclaim along with radio love from KEXP, BAD//DREEMS are your best kept secret. See them live on their intimate tour across the UK, heading to Birmingham on Monday, March 16th.
Here’s how you can enter…
Sign up to our mailing list by clicking on the photo below, then sit pretty and wait for an exclusive competition to land in your inbox. That’s it! You must be over 18 to enter, and bring ID on the night to claim your prize.
Did someone say afterparty?
We’re keeping the St. Patrick’s parade festivities going until 4am on Sunday, 15th March with our afterparty. There will be drinks. There will be DJs playing party bangers. There will be free shots on entry before 10pm. What’s not to love?
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