Deers change name to Hinds following legal threat from namesake band

The Madrid-based four-piece have vowed to "take it with a smile"

Madrid newcomers Deers have changed their name to Hinds following the threat of legal action from a similarly named band.

In a note given to NME by the band’s management – which you can read in full below – Hinds say they received a letter from the other act’s lawyer stating that their name “created confusion” between the two bands. The fourpiece added that they felt they had no choice but to change their own name, commenting, “Let’s take this with a smile”.

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The band have today (January 7) been named as one of NME’s top ten ones to watch in 2015. Pick up the magazine now to read our feature with them and other acts we’re tipping for success over the next 12 months. Plus listen to a playlist of NME’s top 50 picks for 2015 here.

Hinds return to the UK later this month, playing a trio of dates:

London Boston Music Room (January 21)
London Electrowerkz (22)
Brighton The Joker (23)

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