ALBUM REVIEW: Hinds sing it loud with their brand of guitar pop
I Don’t Run - Hinds: Out April 6
Hinds are a Spanish quartet, made up of Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perotte, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen.
‘I Don’t Run’ is their second album, following their breakout debut ‘Leave Me Alone’.
The girls have got a message to get out and they do that loud and clear on this album with their fresh brand of guitar pop.
While ‘Leave Me Alone’ was described as an album of party anthems drenched in metaphors, ‘I Don’t Run’ is an honest reflection on a period that changed their lives.
They say they’ve never professed to being error free but are all the more brazen for it, having survived everything that’s been thrown at them from world tours and sold out crowds to harsh criticism, sexism and all that lies in between.
They feel that they have become better musicians, tighter friends and tougher characters for it.
The first single from the album (‘New For You’) sees guitarist and co-vocalist Cosials telling listeners “Sometimes I see myself and I can’t stand my show,” before a pining chorus that sees her promise to be her best self for a lover, (or perhaps herself or even her band of sisters.)
It’s girl power at its best. Play it loud.
Reviewed by Zoe Myall