At the very top of 2016, Hinds released their stellar debut album, Leave Me Alone. Without skipping a beat, the Spanish foursome didn’t just embark on any world tour but one that would literally take them hundreds of places.
“We played around 150-something shows [last year],” singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosials recalled backstage at The Regent in Los Angeles. “We learned that you can’t tour that much. You start to go crazy, you start to not recognize yourself anymore. It’s not healthy at all and you start to lose sight of your priorities. It doesn’t let you have time to do like collaborating with another artist, prepare something special for a show, write.”
When we met up with Hinds again, they were just about to end their mini tour with Twin Peaks — two weeks up and down the west coast of America, specifically scheduled around both bands’ Coachella appearances.
In 2017, the band is taking their learnings from last year and really sticking to them. Already done recording their second album before this tour, once it ended — it ended. Now they’re currently back into the studio to put the final touches on the follow up to their epic debut.
“I think it really sounds more mature,” Cosials explained. “When you have a first album, the next one — no matter what, even for the fans — they have no idea what else you can sound like. It definitely sounds like a Hinds record but just…more.”