If you want to listen to pop that just makes you happy, Spanish band Hinds have the remedy for you. After the release of their sophomore album I Don’t Run, the band has been on a global tour covering Europe, the US and Canada. On the night of May 10, 2018, Hinds stopped by Warsaw in Brooklyn to party.
Opening for Hinds were QTY and Sharkmuffin. Tarra Thiessen (guitar/vocals) and Natalie Kirch (bass/vocals) with touring drummer Jordyn Blakely make up local band Sharkmuffin. They brought back memories of 80s punk and alternative, perhaps a blend of Ramones with the B-52’s, with many songs that were under 3 minutes.
Next up was another local band, QTY. Consisting of Dan Lardner (guitar/vocals), Alex Niemetz (guitar/vocals), Peter Baumann (bass) and Alan Yuch (drums), QTY plays plays quintessential indie-rock. Having recently released their self-titled debut album in December, they played to a highly receptive crowd.
The celebration really started when Hinds took the stage. With a number of fans from Spain in the capacity crowd and beer/wine flowing freely, dancing, jumping, and crowd surfing were the name of the game in the venue. Hinds played a great combination of songs from their latest record plus some of their earlier work, and the audience sang along to every lyric. Towards the end of their set, Carlotta Cosials (guitar/vocals) and Ana Perrote (guitar/vocals) went crowd surfing to everyone’s delight. And the party didn’t end even after the last song. Drummer Amber Grimbergen took her turn crowd-surfing while the rest of the band danced and drank on stage. I’ve no doubt the festivities continued through the night long after the venue stood empty.
Article: Howard Shiau