On Thursday May 10, Brooklyn was the host to a party thrown by Hinds
, the indie rock girl group from Madrid, Spain. By party I mean they sold out The Warsaw and had the crowd dancing, crowd surfing, and singing along from the moment they took the stage.
At first glance you'd think they are a modern day, garage punk version of the Spice Girls
, thanks to their outfits and lovable personalities that shine through as they perform. Did I mention their accents?! They're native Spanish speakers but that's easy to forget as most of their music is in English. But aside from all that, they truly know how to throw a party and include everyone who is watching them.
Being from another country and getting the opportunity to play in a city such as New York is something most artists don't take for granted and these girls are no different. They couldn't express enough how much playing a sold out show in New York meant to them and didn't stop thanking us all for being in attendance. It was truly a dream come true for them and it showed as they were determined to give their best performance yet in celebration.
They performed a combination of songs from their new album, I Don't Run
, and some of their earlier work. It came to no surprise that the crowd sang along to each and every song as they jumped up and down in unison. Hinds even had a good amount of fans from Spain in the audience as they shouted sentences in Spanish at them as they performed. Towards the end of their set, band members Carlotta and Ana decided that they needed to get a little closer to their audience as they sang and grabbed hands with fans before fully submerging themselves into the crowd and started crowd surfing. They met each other half way through their surf and shared a kiss which made everyone go wild.
Earlier in their set they shared something one of their fathers had told them over the phone as they were getting ready to perform to a sold out crowd that night. He had said: "Hey, who knows, maybe this is the year of Hinds in America." After seeing them rock us with their tunes, nonstop energy, and choreographed dances, there is no doubt that they are slowly taking America by storm, sold out gig after sold out gig. These girls are the definition of girl power in an indie rock world mostly ruled by men.