It's fitting that the video for the new single from Hinds, "The Club", echoes that "Ticket To Ride" sequence in Help! as, frankly, this new tune from the Spanish four-some is every bit as fun as those early numbers from that four-piece from Liverpool. Another taster from the band's upcoming album, I Don't Run, out everywhere on April 6, the cut is a blast, full of singalong appeal and bright, bubbly charm.
"The Club" is the second song to drop from the upcoming April 6 release and it's a bit rockier than the earlier "New For You" but every bit as infectious and catchy as that first 2018 single from the band. Hinds -- Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass, backing vocals), Amber Grimbergen (drums), and Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar) -- are here prepping the follow-up to their full-length debut album, 2016's Leave Me Alone. And if expectations are necessarily high for I Don't Run, I think it's safe to assume that these 4 players will find a way to surprise listeners in positive ways, and leave long-time fans with a big smile on their faces.
Some 4 years ago, guys like me were raving about this band (then called Deers), and I'm happy to be still raving as, frankly, Hinds make music that's such a pleasure to listen to, that one wonders why so much of the rest of modern indie-pop has to be so dour and joyless.
I know: The world's going to hell, but people can still be awesome, and pop music can still be a great thing, so dig this new one from Hinds!
[Photo: Alberto Van Stokkum]