9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Madrid-based garage rockers Hinds started as a duo of Carlotta
Cosials and Ana García Perrote. Shortly before releasing their first single “Demo” in 2014 the duo became a four piece, with close friend, ex guitar player and singer Ade Martín on bass and one of their first fans, Amber
Grimbergen on drums. During the rest of the year and throughout 2015 they embarked on their first world tour, playing everywhere from Thailand, Vietnam and Australia to the United States to the worldwide festival circuit, including SXSW (in which they played 16 concerts in just 4 days), Glastonbury and Burgerama. They have received very positive reviews in Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, Gorilla vs. Bear, Paste, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and NME.
Their debut album, Leave Me Alone, made its way into the world on Friday, January 8, 2016 via Mom + Pop Music.
Fresh off their release, Hinds is receiving praise for their work. “This great garage-rock crew from Madrid folds decades of naïf-rock history into its craftily shambling tunes,” said Rolling Stone. Pitchfork suggests its “[Carlotta] Cosials and [Ana] Perrote’s shared vocal responsibilities, which fit perfectly together” that “truly set Hinds apart.” Entertainment Weekly calls Hinds "...the year's buzziest indie breakout,” while SPIN asks “Whether seeing Hinds live, or listening to their debut album, Leave Me Alone, one question always comes to mind: Can I join?”
If you asked them a year ago if they'd be here today, Made Violent wouldn't be able to tell you. It was then that the trio – Joseph White (bass/vocals), Rob Romano (guitar) and Justin Acee (drums) – secluded themselves in a cabin to make music. No aspirations, no five-year plan.
But the story starts long before that. For years, the three had not only been best friends – they'd been almost inseparable.
"One of them would buy me a Four Loko and I'd sit on a couch in their practice space and watch them play," says White, whose 21st birthday is still months away. "Then I'd go to high school in the morning. I told them I was 19."
Fast forward to 2014 – the band casually releases "Wasted Days" online, "a song about losing everything," says Acee. To their surprise, "Wasted Days" would catch the attention of UK heavyweight NME Magazine. Not long after, the band would find a home at Columbia Records' tastemaker imprint, Startime International.
Now, the trio is on the brink of their virgin release, a short-and-sweet self-titled EP full of subtle nods to their rock and roll forefathers from America and across the pond.
The songs go from sweet to salty on a dime. White abandons the drawl he delivers in "Wasted Days" for a snotty tone on "Inside Out," a seemingly Adderall-laced song about "being tired of someone's shit." Minutes later, the band picks up where "Wasted Days" leaves off with the bright and shiny "On My Own," in which White's vocals are nearly reminiscent of a hip-hop verse.
The band begins its second year of existence by releasing their Made Violent EP February 24th, making their first appearance at SXSW, and preaching the gospel of Made Violent anywhere they can. "We can't wait to hop in our shitty van and drive across the country to play for anyone and everyone," Romano quips. "Two things really matter to us – making as much good music as we can, and touring as much as we can. We never want to stop doing this."