Over a week ago now, I made a trip up to Bristol to see Hinds at the Bristol Fleece, which might just be my favourite gig venue; its small, has a great atmosphere, a wide selection of artists and friendly security.
Supporting Hinds were New York band, Public Access T.V. who mix new wave with the boy band appeal of the Strokes to produce some catchy songs. Although they weren’t really my kind of thing, they worked with the crowd and the occasion.
Hinds took to the stage just after nice o’clock and instantly brought the energy up. They played a brilliant set which included pretty much all of their debut album, Leave Me Alone, but also included a cover of a ballad in the middle which bought a change to the slightly rowdy atmosphere. Throughout their set, Carlotta and Ana chatted to the crows about Spanish gig traditions (English people – please don’t try to copy) and their appearance at the 6 Music Festival which didn’t go as well as it seemed. After possibly the shortest gap between leaving the stage and encore ever, Hinds graced the stage again once more where they played a cover of Thee Headcoats Davey Crockett. This turned into a massive sing-along for all and was probably the highlight of my night.