Hinds bring a breath of fresh, fun air with Leave Me Alone [Review]

Hinds bring a breath of fresh, fun air with Leave Me Alone [Review]

Despite its antisocial name, it's hard not to fall in love with Hinds' debut album, Leave Me Alone. With Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote on vocals and guitar, Ade Martin on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums, the Spanish all-girl quartet have produced lo-fi garage-pop that's full of attitude and energy.

Consisting of 12 songs full of reverb-heavy guitar twangs and floundering tempos, the album sounds like it was recorded while the girls were singing into their hairbrushes on a chilled Saturday afternoon. Their confident attitude is clear from the start in Garden, as Cosials and Perrote sing boisterously over Grimbergen's simple drum beats.

At times, like in Bamboo, they sound overbearing, but beneath their facade you can sense a desperation for love.

The fast-paced music slows down in And I Will Send Your Flowers Back, a song that is sad and angry at the same time, with Cosials and Perrote sounding close to tears towards the end. The final two pieces of the album, I'll Be Your Man and Walking Home, hark to the girls' tender sides. Whenever you're feeling low, Leave Me Alone will give you the boost you need.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
A breath of fresh, fun air


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