Cee Cee Hill, contributor
I’ll start with a disclaimer. I don’t like Adele’s new song “Hello.” That means my musical tastes are absolutely screwy compared to millions of people out there. So don’t be surprised if I find Hinds’ music exciting, fresh and cool.
Hinds play surf garage lo-fi music. Their songs have catchy riffs, cool harmonies, and a lot of sing-along choruses. They talk about love, flirting at parties, running after boys, or feeling sad to lose that treasured loved one. “Solar Gap” is the only instrumental song and it has that sunny, California-in-the-60’s vibe.
Hinds’ unique approach to songwriting craft make them a very relevant modern band, quickly garnering attention and acclaim. It’s imperfect, noisy, and raw. “Leave Me Alone” sounds like it was recorded in their living room after a few drinks and joints.
For those of us that hate “Hello,” The Voice and Auto-tune, listening to Hinds is refreshing.
Rating: 9 out of 12 cans of PBR!