Sounds Like: An all-female Ramones, if they spent more time in the sunshine.
For Fans of: Mac DeMarco, Vivian Girls, TacocaT
Why You Should Pay Attention: After a marathon SXSW (16 shows in all), Madrid-based Hinds are on pretty much everyone's radar thanks to their hyper-energetic, elegantly sloppy garage-pop. Fronted by 23-year-olds Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote, the all-female four-piece admits they're still learning their instruments, but the exuberance that defines their live shows can't be taught. Mixing super-lo-fi guitar chugging with effervescent vocal harmonies, they're what it would sound like if a Sixties girl-group was born in a Nineties Seattle basement. Though they only have a pair of EPs out, Hinds plan to record their first full-length next month, just as soon as they get done touring the U.S.
They Say: "We used to listen to more American music," says Cosials. "We really need a new playlist for our lives because we've been listening to the same albums for, like, a whole year. We need more. Right now we've been listening to Mac DeMarco, Shannon and the Clams, the Black Lips and the Velvet Underground. But we really need new inspiration, you know?"
Hear for Yourself: "Castigadas En El Granero" — one of four tracks on the band's site — translates to "punished in the barn." Cady Drell