After releasing their sophomore record, I Don’t Run in April, the Spanish band, hailing from Madrid, embarked on their North American headlining tour in early May.
We were extremely excited to find out that the show was presented by Rene Contreras of Viva Pomona, but it makes sense because he’s booked some of our favorite bands, especially Hinds, before. Goodbye Honolulu have been touring around from their hometown of Toronto, and Jasper Bones is no stranger to the local scene. Make sure to keep pay attention to Viva Pomona, Hinds and Jasper Bones in the not too distant future though because great things are happening for all of them. Back to Hinds though.
Judging from their Instagram account (@hindsband) its already shaping up to be a fantastic trek. Whether it was blowing the roof off Chicago’s Lincoln Hall with special appearances from members of Twin Peaks, or recording a brand new live session for KEXP, it was all well documented.
By the time HINDS hit the stage at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown Los Angeles for their final show of the North American leg, their LA fan base had undoublty counted down the days, and it showed. For over an hour, the band went through a high energy set with fans stage diving endlessly, comical banter, and the occasional cigarette thrown on stage for bassist Ade Martin, who would graciously pick them up and collect beside the drum riser.
For the encore, the band brought back openers Goodbye Honolulu on stage and ripped through songs like “Rookie” and “Bamboo” before ending their set with a cover of Thee Headcoatees song “Davey Crockett”. And just like, that Hinds had completed their most successful U.S. tour to date.
Make sure to catch the band on their international tour if you’re lucky enough, and see them next in the U.S. at Life is Beautiful Festival September 21st, and Desert Daze October 12th. You can get tour details and tickets here.
Words and photos by Antonio Gonzalez