These girls just want to have fun
Madrid-based garage rockers Hinds are the incarnation of Cyndi Lauper’s perennial hit, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Two years ago, co-founders/singers/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote decided to play together after some impromptu jamming while vacationing at the beach.
The duo later released a two-song demo on Bandcamp and the rest, as they say, is history.
Rounding things out with Ade Martín on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums, the Spanish quartet has garnered the attention of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and NME, played shows across the globe, and created quite a palpable stateside buzz with 16 shows over the course of four days at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
Their highly anticipated debut, “Leave Me Alone,” won’t drop until Jan. 8, so the female foursome are on their second tour of the U.S. before heading to China and Europe for even more performances.
DSD spoke with Cosials as she and her band mates were “in the middle of nowhere,” driving from Denver to Kansas City.
Q: How are things going?
A: The tour is going so good. We are having a lot of fun. We’re very, very happy.
Q: This is your second time in the U.S.?
A: Exactly. We were here in March. But we didn’t play as many places as we are now.
Madrid-based garage rockers Hinds. Carlotta Cosials (from left), Ana Garcia Perrote, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen.
Q: Anything new to report on the second time through?
A: Well, we are learning new things. Like, we did a show in Denver last night and weed was legal! We didn’t know that before! (laughs)
Q: How do the scenes here compare to the one back in Madrid?
A: They’re all completely different. We’re not even able to compare one thing to another. But you guys in the states have a very different personality. You take care of us. It’s very nice.
Hinds with Public Access TV
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Irenic, 3090 Polk Ave., North Park
Cost: $12 plus fees
Q: Excited that your record is finally coming out?
A: Yes! We’ve been working on this album forever. And we did feel some pressure to finish it. We wanted it to come out in September. And now we’re feeling some pressure to finish the artwork for the album. But oh well. Every time of the year there is something to do. But January isn’t that far away. And I understand that we needed the time to finish it the right way. We wanted to make sure we did it well.
Q: There’s a song entitled “San Diego” on the new album. Was that inspired by your time here earlier this year?
A: No. I’m sorry. (laughs) It’s actually about a very good friend of ours named Diego. But it’s kind of a sad song, so we try not to tell him that.
Q: With the new album done, are you already working on new material?
A: It’s impossible to do it while we’re on tour. We only write when we’re at home. That’s where we can focus. We need a few weeks where we can write all day together and also have a few glasses of sangria while we do it! But it’s going to happen soon.
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