Tag: Hinds

Photography: Truck Festival 2017

The twentieth edition of Truck Festival, held at Hill Farm, close to the sleepy village of Steventon in rural Oxfordshire boasted the finest lineup in the event’s history. From the metalcore of Bury Tomorrow to the pop punk of Roam to the indie pop rock of Superfood to the country twang of Catherine McGrath to the nostalgic sound of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines, this TruckFest had it all. It also had rain, an awful lot of rain. But despite the best efforts of the British summer, Truck put smiles on faces wherever you looked. And so that was that: three days of rain, mud, slither and great...

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Live: Hinds @ Academy 2, Manchester.

Saturday evening at the Academy 2 in Manchester was an evening of two halves: the support acts and the headliner. It isn’t often, but on occasions, the support acts outshine the headliners, and Saturday night was one of those occasions. Setting aside the greater depth of repertoire of Hinds, the line-up could very easily have been reversed. London-based lo-fi disco quintet SWEAT hit the stage first and quickly won over the half-full venue with their spellbinding and seductive sound and stage presence. Supporting Hinds on four dates of their UK tour, SWEAT are worth seeing in their own right. From...

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Live: Bilbao BBK Live 2016 – Festival Season’s Hidden Gem

For music lovers the world over, festival season is often the best opportunity to catch those elusive acts it is impossible to snap up headline show tickets to while catching the up and comers on their rise. But where some of the world’s big festivals can often leave you missing the acts you had your heart set on, there are those medium-sized affairs that are big enough to attract the heavy hitters but small enough to ensure you can leg it from stage to stage via the beer stand and catch all of the action. And amongst those BBK...

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Video: Hinds, Easy.

Spanish quartet Hinds may be well known for their irrepressible joie de vivre and infectious brand of ramshackle garage rock, but with their new video for Easy, directed by John Strong, they showcase another, darker, more emotional side to their music.   Though no less catchy than the other tracks on their much talked about debut Leave Me Alone, Easy deals with altogether more painful territory as it zeroes in on the dying embers of a relationship: Easy is the worst moment in the universe during a relationship cause you love him but he doesn’t care anymore. And being in bed...

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Live Review: Hinds @ KOKO Camden

Live: Hinds @ KOKO Camden They can’t sing, can barely play, and their debut album Leave Me Alone sounds like it was recorded down a phone line. And yet, Madrid based all female four-piece Hinds, are currently darlings of the mainstream music press and were nominated in the ‘Best New Artist’ category in the 2016 NME Awards. Still, if questionable technical merit and lo-fi albums were a barrier to entry, The Sex Pistols and their ilk couldn’t have given the music industry a much needed kick up the arse in the late 70s and I think we’re all in...

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