Hinds have declared that “rock’n’roll isn’t cool anymore” – but they’re keen to “save” it.
Speaking to the BBC ahead of the record’s release, the band reasoned that the love they’d received from their British fans had made the rest of Spain “wake up”.
“It’s weird because we feel as Spanish as we can be, but we really feel the warmth from the UK,” Ana García Perrote said, with Carlotta Cosials adding: “It’s home, you know. In Spain they don’t support the new blood as you guys do, the fresh things and the youth.”
The band were later asked if they felt any pressure about ‘flying the flag’ for female bands, with Perrote and Cosials then making their declaration about the current state of rock’n’roll.
“Not only about girls,” Perrote said in regards to feeling any pressure. “Just in general. We always feel like we have to save rock’n’roll! Rock’n’roll is not cool anymore – especially in Spain.”
Cosials added that “making an effort has never been cool.”
“In rock’n’roll music you really have to try hard the whole set, playing the guitar you’re making a huge effort all the time and that’s not cool – and we accept it. But we love it.”
Hinds will embark on a UK tour next month – see the dates below:
17 – Manchester, Gorilla
18 – Bristol, The Fleece
19 – London, Electric Brixton
20 – Brighton, Concorde 2