The Madrid based indie rock outfit Hinds have released a new single titled “Just like Kids (Miau),” which will be featured on their upcoming album The Prettiest Curse, which will be released on June 5th via Mom + Pop. The band have also released a music video for the track, which is directed by Keane Shaw
“Just Like Kids (Miau)” is a tongue- in-cheek indie rock song, which discusses some of the sexist and prejudiced remarks the group faces from being of Spanish origins and women. The lyrics discuss how people approach them asking if they roll their R’s and their native accents, while also stating “you’re too pink to be admired
and too punk to be desired” in regards to their roles in the band. The music video is shot in a single room that is constantly redecorated with various colors.
“‘Miau’ is a cocktail of all the comments and ‘advice’ we’ve had to listen to during all this years in the band. From random strangers, ‘friends,’ and industry,” Hinds said in a press statement. “Oh wait…the guy sitting next to you in the bus probably has an opinion too! if you wondered how does it feel to be a girl in a band, here you go.”
The band released a music video last September for “Riding Solo,” which took inspiration from tropical pop music. This video was also directed by Shaw and took a more western style approach with its vintage aesthetics and setting in the desert.
Hinds released their debut album Leave Me Alone back in 2016, which was followed by I Don’t Run in 2018. The outfit have been signed by Lucky Number and Mom + Pop for the entirety of their career, and originally arrived on the scene due to their garage rock and lo fi pop inspired styles.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat