Madrid-based garage rock quartet Hinds have released the opening track from their forthcoming album ‘I Don’t Run’. It’s called ‘The Club’ and was revealed on the Annie Mac show on BBC Radio 1 as the ‘Hottest Record In The World’.
They chose to open the new LP with ‘The Club’ because “we couldn’t believe that we hadn’t written it before and that we hadn’t been listening to it for years. A friend said that it is more Hinds than Hinds themselves hahah.” Hinds previously released ‘New For You’ from the album.
The group’s distinctive lo-fi guitars, played by singers Ana Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, buzz through ‘The Club’ until a wailing guitar solo and key change give emotional depth. The vocals are fuzzed up, as if everything wasn’t fuzzy enough already. It takes the band’s trademark DIY sound and boosts it by the power of x.
Hinds intend to make the new track their calling card. The song’s vocal melody, together with the bass by Ade Martin and understated drums from Amber Grimbergen, recall the dirty early sound of The Strokes. It’s no coincidence that Hinds co-produced the album with the US punk revivalists’ producer Gordon Raphael.
Hinds’ acclaimed debut album in 2016, ‘Leave Me Alone’, hinted at darker concerns lurking beneath the happy-go-lucky surface and the group are now addressing these head on. “On this album the struggles are clear. We want to be brave,” Perrote says.
‘I Don’t Run’ album track listing: 1. The Club 2. Soberland 3. Linda 4. New For You 5. Echoing My Name 6. Tester 7. Finally Floating 8. I Feel Cold But I Feel More 9. To The Morning Light 10. Rookie 11. Ma Nuit
Hinds tour dates: 12-18 March — Austin, TX, USA, SXSW 19 March — Dallas, TX, USA, Trees 20 March — Houston, TX, USA, White Oak 21 March — New Orleans, LA, USA, One Eyed Jacks 23 March — Atlanta, GA, USA, Terminal West 24 March — Birmingham, AL, USA, Saturn 25 March — Nashville, TN, USA, Exit/In 15 April — Glasgow, Scotland, SWG3 17 April — Manchester, England, Gorilla 18 April — Bristol, England, The Fleece 19 April — London, England, Electric Brixton 20 April — Brighton, England, Concorde 2 23 April — Paris, France, Le Point Ephemere 24 April — Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique 25 April — Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bitterzoet 26 April — Hamburg, Germany, Molotow 27 April — Berlin, Germany, Bi Nuu 29 April — Zurich, Switzerland, Mascotte 07 May — Boston, MA, USA, The Sinclair 08 May — Philadelphia, PA, USA, First Unitarian Church 10 May — Brooklyn, NY, USA, Warsaw 11 May — Washington DC, USA, U Street Music Hall 13 May — Toronto, ON, CA, Horseshoe Tavern (CMW) 14 May — Cleveland, OH, USA, Grog Shop 15 May — Chicago, IL, USA, Lincoln Hall 16 May — Minneapolis, MN, USA, 7th St Entry 18 May — Denver, CO, USA, Globe Hall 19 May — Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Urban Lounge 21 May — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Biltmore Cabaret 22 May — Seattle, WA, USA, The Crocodile 23 May — Portland, OR, USA, Wonder Ballroom 25 May — Santa Cruz, CA, USA, The Catalyst 26 May — San Francisco, CA, USA, he Independent 27 May — Santa Ana, CA, USA, Constellation Room 28 May — Los Angeles, CA, USA, eragram Ballroom 31 May — Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Festival 07 June — Madrid, Spain, oy Eslava 30 June — London, UK, Finsbury Park (Queens Of The Stone Age) 12 July — Lowestoft, UK, Latitude Festival 24 August — Leeds, UK, Leeds Festival 26 August — Reading, UK, Reading Festival