Live Review... Hinds
Hinds have been creating a buzz pretty much everywhere at the moment. Europe, UK, USA, you know it. Their Leave Me Alone headline EU tour has sold out every single date, including a night at London's stunning KOKO. The Spanish four piece stopped by Cambridge and after reviewing their debut album we though we'd catch them live. Up first is Public Access TV who I've known since they supported FIDLAR last year and The Strokes shortly after that. The Brooklyn boys take to a fairly sparse crowd despite it being a sold out show, but by the end of their set they had drawn the attention of entire crowd. The blasted through tracks showing off their potential and left toes tapping and heads banging.
Up next is Hinds and this is their first Cambridge show. "This is the first gig we have played that we got told we could upgrade the venue and then sold it out!" says singer Ana Perrote. Showcasing their garage sound with tracks from their debut album Leave Me Alone, Hinds draw an instant reaction from the audience with teenagers jumping up and down kind of resembling 12 year olds on a bouncy castle. It's clear to see that the band are having a great time playing with each other and it rubs off on the audience. It's a happy vibe making it impossible not to love the set. The band have grown a lot more as musicians over the past year or so also, showing a side of professionalism but still acting as friends having fun.
Towards the end of the set one kid manages to break free from the rest and ends up jumping on the stage. Pushing his luck he reappears again before getting taken off by security, only to provoke another fan running on stage and taking over Carlotta's mic (which she was more than happy about, telling security trying to get him off stage that it was ok). The band end their set and just as they walk off the sound guy starts playing Best of Friends by Palma Violets keeping Ana and Carlotta on stage jumping around with the crowd who were singing "I wanna be your best friend!" at the top of their voices.