Review: Hinds at The Caves

Good tunes and a good time. That was the night those in attendance at The Caves had as Spanish indie rockers Hinds played in the Capital in midweek.

Storm Diane may have been battering the streets of Edinburgh, but inside the tiny venue it was all about the sunshine vibe as the all-girl four-piece from Madrid entertained in their own energetic, ramshackle way.

With a super-catchy songs such as British Minds, Bamboo and Garden, Hinds offer a damn fine night of entertainment.

Another highlight was the band’s cover of The Clash classic, Spanish Bombs.

Live, Hinds are none too shabby, and there’s real chemistry at play when these girls get together on stage.

Frontwomen Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perotte alternate on lead vocals, with Ade Martin on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums completing the quartet.

The fun they seem to be having up on stage is every bit as infectious as the songs themselves, and the crowd can’t help but come alive to it all.

“I learned a new phrase recently,” said Cosials during the gig. “It’s ‘lose your shit’! I normally ask people to do that – but it looks like you’ve already lost it.”

She wasn’t wrong.

Hinds may still be relatively unknown in this country, but they are clearly destined to be playing the bigger stages of UK festivals before long.

Words: Marius McKee

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