Hinds (fka Deers) is a garage rock, lo-fi band formed in 2011 in Madrid. The original name of the band was Deers, but they were forced to change it at the end of 2014, due to the threat of legal action from a similarly named band. The group choose "Hind...
Hinds (fka Deers) is a garage rock, lo-fi band formed in 2011 in Madrid. The original name of the band was Deers, but they were forced to change it at the end of 2014, due to the threat of legal action from a similarly named band. The group choose "Hinds" (female deers) as the new name of the band and announced officially the name change on 7 January 2015.
Hinds started as a duo of Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote in 2011. After a break of a year and a half, the duo went active again in 2013. In March 2014, still as a duo, they recorded the tracks "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum" and released both songs in Bandcamp as "Demo". The single was praised by music magazines such as NME and by The Guardian (which chose Deers as "new band of the week in September 2014"), and by major musicians, such as Patrick Carney, The Pastels, and Bobby Gillespie.
After releasing "Demo" the duo became a four piece, with close friend and ex guitar player and singer Ade Martín on bass and Holland-born Amber Grimbergen on drums. In May 2014, Deers won the "Make Noise Malasaña" festival contest and were awarded with recording their second single "Barn" in Converse Rubber Tracks in Berlin. In June 2014 Deers played for the first time in London and "Demo" was released on July on vinyl by the record labels Lucky Number Music (UK) and Mom + Pop Music (USA). During the rest of the year they also played in Germany and France, amongst other countries, and supported The Libertines, The Vaccines and Black Lips. They have received very positive reviews in Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Irish Times, Paste, and DIY.
On 3 November 2014, they released the single "Barn" with the tracks "Castigadas en el granero" ("Punished at the Barn", in a rough translation to English) and "Between the Cans". Once again it was released by Lucky Number and was well received by the press.
In 2015, the band is doing their first world tour, having played already in Thailand and Australia on February and in United States on March, and are confirmed to play in many major festivals, such as Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, South by Southwest (in which they played 16 concerts in just 4 days), Burgerama, Best Kept Secret and Dot to Dot Festival. On 13 April they began recording their debut album, with Paco Loco and Diego García (from The Parrots) as producer and engineer.The band also released a split single in April with The Parrots for Record Store Day, featuring the track "Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey!)", a cover from Thee Headcoats produced by Árni Árnason from The Vaccines. The band announced at the end of April that they have completed the recording of the debut album, the tentative release date is next October, but there aren´t official details yet.
Overall, Hinds are considered a garage rock, garage pop and lo-fi band, and have been compared to a blend of rock bands such as Velvet Underground, The Pastels and C86-like bands, contemporary garage rock and 1960s groups with a poppier sound, although they have mentioned Black Lips, Ty Segall, The Parrots, The Strokes, The Vaccines and Mac DeMarco as their main influences.