Madrid-based garage rock quartet Hinds have released the opening track from their forthcoming album ‘I Don’t Run’. It’s called ‘The Club’ and was revealed on the Annie Mac show on BBC Radio 1 as the ‘Hottest Record In The World’.

They chose to open the new LP with ‘The Club’ because “we couldn’t believe that we hadn’t written it before and that we hadn’t been listening to it for years. A friend said that it is more Hinds than Hinds themselves hahah.Hinds previously released ‘New For You’ from the album.

The group’s distinctive lo-fi guitars, played by singers Ana Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, buzz through ‘The Club’ until a wailing guitar solo and key change give emotional depth. The vocals are fuzzed up, as if everything wasn’t fuzzy enough already. It takes the band’s trademark DIY sound and boosts it by the power of x. 

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Hinds intend to make the new track their calling card. The song’s vocal melody, together with the bass by Ade Martin and understated drums from Amber Grimbergen, recall the dirty early sound of The Strokes. It’s no coincidence that Hinds co-produced the album with the US punk revivalists’ producer Gordon Raphael. 

Hinds’ acclaimed debut album in 2016, ‘Leave Me Alone’, hinted at darker concerns lurking beneath the happy-go-lucky surface and the group are now addressing these head on. “On this album the struggles are clear. We want to be brave,Perrote says.

Featured photo: Ian Bourne

Other photos: Neelam Khan Vela

‘I Don’t Run’ album track listing:
1. The Club
2. Soberland
3. Linda
4. New For You
5. Echoing My Name
6. Tester
7. Finally Floating
8. I Feel Cold But I Feel More
9. To The Morning Light
10. Rookie
11. Ma Nuit

Hinds tour dates:
12-18 March — Austin, TX, USA, SXSW
19 March — Dallas, TX, USA, Trees
20 March — Houston, TX, USA, White Oak
21 March — New Orleans, LA, USA, One Eyed Jacks
23 March — Atlanta, GA, USA, Terminal West
24 March — Birmingham, AL, USA, Saturn
25 March — Nashville, TN, USA, Exit/In
15 April — Glasgow, Scotland, SWG3
17 April — Manchester, England, Gorilla
18 April — Bristol, England, The Fleece
19 April — London, England, Electric Brixton
20 April — Brighton, England, Concorde 2
23 April — Paris, France, Le Point Ephemere
24 April — Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
25 April — Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bitterzoet
26 April — Hamburg, Germany, Molotow
27 April — Berlin, Germany, Bi Nuu
29 April — Zurich, Switzerland, Mascotte
07 May — Boston, MA, USA, The Sinclair
08 May — Philadelphia, PA, USA, First Unitarian Church
10 May — Brooklyn, NY, USA, Warsaw
11 May — Washington DC, USA, U Street Music Hall
13 May — Toronto, ON, CA, Horseshoe Tavern (CMW)
14 May — Cleveland, OH, USA, Grog Shop
15 May — Chicago, IL, USA, Lincoln Hall
16 May — Minneapolis, MN, USA, 7th St Entry
18 May — Denver, CO, USA, Globe Hall
19 May — Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Urban Lounge
21 May — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Biltmore Cabaret
22 May — Seattle, WA, USA, The Crocodile
23 May — Portland, OR, USA, Wonder Ballroom
25 May — Santa Cruz, CA, USA, The Catalyst
26 May — San Francisco, CA, USA, he Independent
27 May — Santa Ana, CA, USA, Constellation Room
28 May — Los Angeles, CA, USA, eragram Ballroom
31 May — Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Festival
07 June — Madrid, Spain, oy Eslava
30 June — London, UK, Finsbury Park (Queens Of The Stone Age)
12 July — Lowestoft, UK, Latitude Festival
24 August — Leeds, UK, Leeds Festival
26 August — Reading, UK, Reading Festival

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