Hinds are a four-piece garage pop band based in Madrid, Spain. Originally formed as a duo by singers and guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote in 2011, the two friends released a pair of lo-fi demos on their Bandcamp page under the name Deers.
Released in the summer of 2014, those two noisy, melodic pop tunes, "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum," caught the attention of several U.K. publications like NME and The Guardian. Within months, Deers had expanded to a quartet with addition of bassist Ade Martín and drummer Amber Grimbergen. A second single release, Barn, followed in November of that year, after which, Deers were forced to change their name due to a legal threat by another band already using it. Under their new moniker, Hinds, they continued to expand their touring range all across Europe and the U.K., releasing a split single with fellow Spaniards the Parrots
in April 2015 and appearing on a compilation from garage-centric U.S. label Burger Records
. Their debut album, Leave Me Alone, arrived in January 2016 on British label Lucky Number Music
. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi