CD reviews: Hinds

In equal measures simple, silly and seductive, the debut album by Madrid-based quartet Hinds seems infused by both the fierce heat and urban cool of the Spanish capital.

Driven by garage-rock guitars that range from jangling, reverb-soaked lines of melody (San Diego, Solar Gap) to fatter, slightly distorted textures, Hinds manage to rein in all the chaos just enough to allow their often naive, off-the-cuff lyrics - often delivered via the trebly dual vocals of founders Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote - to cut through the mix.

In an album where the most complicated arrangement is an occasional bassline that underpins the melody, three or four chords often suffice.

And that's just fine.

• Hinds. Leave Me Alone. Mom & Pop Records.

•  Three stars (out of five)

Single download: Bamboo
For those who like: The Strokes, The Troggs

- Shane Gilchrist

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