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Hinds - Soberland

Hinds - Soberland

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HOT SUMMER MUSIC

Hinds - Soberland

Listen to “Soberland” HERE

Hinds is an all-female Garage/indie/pop rock band from Spain. I first heard them back when they had started releasing singles back in 2015 and I've tried to keep up to date with them ever since. Since then they have released 2 albums, one in 2016 called Leave Me Alone and another in April of this year called I Don’t Run. What I liked about Hinds when I first heard them was that it seemed as if they only slightly knew what they were doing while making these songs. Almost like tracks were writing themselves and were improvised in the heat of the moment while the vocals have the spirit of your drunk friend’s karaoke but if it actually sounded good. The band gives off an amateurish vibe that is oddly appealing and makes a lot of their songs feel authentic. This style is complemented with often rough lo-fi recordings and abrasive vocal mixing that at times make louder vocals cut through the instruments and distort.

All of this is carried over with their latest album in which “Soberland” lands on. In this track, minimal instrumentation gives the catchy vocal melodies air to breathe in the verses but propel and explode in the chorus. The main singers compliment each other by swapping verses and sing together(often shouting) while the lyrics appear to be a bit sassy and confrontational, “I hate your taste, I hate your background...Why don't you talk normal once?”

According to band member Carlotta Cosials, this song is about all of the strange people you meet in life and the ones you fall in love with. To me, this song is about how authenticity and a well-structured song beats flashy technical skill any day and that you don’t need to be an expert to make great tunes.

...Listen to another great Hinds song ”Bamboo” HERE

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Brock Hampton

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