Leave Me Alone
Released January 8th, 2016 on Lucky Number Records
Hinds are a band from Madrid that used to be called Deers. As Deers, they released a couple of interesting 2015 singles, “Garden” and “Bamboo”, that were a bit different from the glut of sugar-rush indie rock that’s been clogging up the arteries of satellite radio lately. They were songs that seemed artfully sloppy, like a bunch of drunk 20-something girls grabbed some guitars and busted out some great sing-along indie rock songs, complete with easy-to-slur gang vocals.
A lawsuit-enforced name change and a full album later, Leave Me Alone is a lot like waking up the morning after that epic fun night out with a crushing hangover. One or two of those drinks would have been sufficient to have a great time, you realize, but twelve of them? They lose flavour after four or five and you’re left with a headache and a bad taste in your mouth. There is definitely too much of a good thing, and when you hit that point you realize that it’s ruined the memory of those first couple of epic drinks anyway.
I guess what I’m saying is: leave Leave Me Alone alone and go grab some pints and a gang of karaoke fans instead.