Song Stories: Hinds Discuss The New Wave Influences In Debut Album Opener ‘Garden’

Spanish garage quartet Hinds are releasing their debut album ‘Leave Me Alone’ on January 8, and ‘Garden’ is its first track. During their session at NME Carlotta and Ana discussed the track and its video, which was shot in their hometown of Madrid and is inspired by New Wave pioneer Jean Luc-Godard and his film ‘Pierrot Le Fou’.

The song’s video tells the story of a young couple “trying to get away to nowhere”, with all four band members playing the same character. Discussing the video, they say, “It is our favourite song and we say it proudly. This is the first time we got to choose the director of a music video ourselves, so it was an honour when Pedro Martin-Calero said yes. He is a genius and we did everything he wanted – except for the chicken, that was a thing we begged for…”

In the below video they discuss the difficult process behind the song’s creation and the meaning of the video. “They run away looking for something,” says Carlotta, “but in the end what you’re looking for is yourself. We wanted to not answer that. Like, ‘Hey man don’t take life that seriously’ or whatever, because in the end it’s not about that.”

See their February 2016 UK tour dates below:

15 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
16 – Norwich – Arts Centre
17 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
18 – London – KOKO
20 – Manchester – Gorilla
21 – Glasgow – Stereo
22 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
23 – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
24 – Bristol – The Fleece
26 – Brighton – Patterns