With The Prettiest Curse (2020), Madrid-based quartet Hinds (Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin, and Amber Grimbergen) shrug off any remaining lo-fi accusations and unveil a dizzyingly widescreen beast of an album, not so much a shift as a quantum leap in their evolution as a band. This is a record positively bursting with life, with the band finally harnessing the full extent of their pop prowess and unleashing songs which sound bigger, bolder, and more complex than anything they have done before. Which isn’t to say they have turned their backs on “being Hinds” – quite the opposite in fact!

Here, they double down on what, precisely, makes them so special – the bright melodies betraying heart-breaking themes of isolation and betrayal, the empowering, don’t mess with us all-girl gang glow – while going even further. For the first time, they prominently sing in their native tongue, plus on the artwork they work with a childhood hero, the Spanish photographer Ouka Leele with magical results. You know how people say that a drop of balsamic vinegar makes strawberries taste more strawberry-ish? Well, On The Prettiest Curse, Hinds sound even more Hinds-ish, and the results are marvelous.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
16
th
Palace Theatre
Sep
16
th
Palace Theatre

Future Islands

Calling Out in Space Tour
with Hinds

Past Shows


May
16
th
2018
7th St Entry
May
16
th
2018
7th St Entry

Hinds

with Goodbye Honolulu and TIGHTS

More Shows

Nov
16
th
The Cedar Cultural Center

Tennis

with Molly Burch
Nov
27
th
7th St Entry

Alexander 23

with Max Leone
Jul
23
rd
Turf Club

Space Monkey Mafia

with IronStar and Dream Of The Wild
Sep
17
th
Fine Line

BRELAND

with Ashley Cooke