Hinds - 'Leave Me Alone'

8/10

After ending 2015 as one of the most hyped-up new artists of the year, the Madrid-based four-piece Hinds have begun this year by releasing their debut studio album 'Leave Me Alone'. And while the buzz around this group is well deserved, hearing them in a full-bodied glory definitely gives them a more well-rounded appeal and shows that they are well on their way to making the new year their own.

Taking that fuzzy, DIY guitar sound we love so much and adding a touch of pop gloss has given Hinds a sound that is both rough and polished at the same time. Their competent songwriting mixed with their youthful energy gives the album its enlightened core, while the productions aims to give them a much rawer sound. The result may seem mixed but you quickly find that this is where they want to go and it certainly gives them an enjoyable edge.

Definitely an album to check out if you have yet to hear their previous singles 'Chili Town' and 'Garden'. A brilliantly playful record with all the hallmarks of a band just beginning to show their potential.

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