Fact: Madrid fourpiece Hinds find it physically impossible to convey any other emotion than total, utter happiness, and fittingly, their excellent beer-ravaged garage rock tunes mainly seem to be about, well, being happy about stuff.
It should come as no surprise that the season of joy and goodwill finds them even happier than usual. Here’s their latest gift to the world of new music: a rendition of “a horrible Spanish Christmas carol”, which they recorded on a snazzy fisheye lens in Hong Kong and gave to Palma Violets as part of their Christmas advent calendar giveaway.
In other Hinds news, the band have announced that their debut album Leave Me Alone will be released on January 8, 2016 on Lucky Number. The announcement was accompanied by a single, ‘Garden’, which is one of 12 tracks that will feature on the LP. They will also return to SXSW next March.
Here’s the Christmas video:
And here’s Palmas video for their cheery Yuletide singalong ‘The Last Christmas On Planet Earth’. All together now: “Rudolf got shot down flying over Georgia…”: