Posted August 11, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

Madrid-Based Garage Rock Band ‘Hindsifies’ the Clash’s ‘Spanish Bombs’

The Hinds Photo By Rodrigo Autric
The Hinds Photo By Rodrigo Autric

On their new album, The Prettiest Curse, the Madrid-based garage rock group Hinds takes a step forward and “finally harnesses the full extent of their pop prowess, unleashing songs which sound bigger, bolder, and more complex than anything they have done before, while still remaining true to their girl-gang, garage rock roots,” as it’s put in a press release. 

“We have this incredible job, but it’s really transformed the way we live,” says singer-guitarist Carlotta Cosials, explaining the album title. “We know we’re not going to stop, so we’ve decided to embrace it — to see this curse as something pretty.” 

Featuring songs performed in Hinds’ native tongue for the first time, The Prettiest Curse was produced by Jennifer Decilveo. 

In the wake of the album’s recent release, the band just issued a cover of the Clash’s “Spanish Bombs.” 

“We’ve always loved doing covers,” says the band. “Maybe ’cause it’s the way we started, or maybe because there are so many good songs in the world already that we wish we had written! And we really enjoy hindsifying them. The Clash were my mom’s forevers favourite band and [bassist] Ade [Martin]’s parents also, so it is always beautiful to connect generations through music. As Spaniards, we don’t usually get shoutouts in songs, like New York or London, so the Clash writing a song about our civil war made us feel honoured. We recorded it the last day of studio, pretty much live, while recording our third album.” 

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Autric


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