Hinds started in 2011 as a duo called Deers, consisting of Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote. After a break of a year and a half, the duo reformed in 2013. In March 2014, still as a duo, they recorded the tracks “Bamboo” and “Trippy Gum” and released both songs in Bandcamp as “Demo”. The single was praised by music magazines such as NME and by Paul Lester of The Guardian who chose Deers as “new band of the week” in September 2014, and by major musicians, such as Patrick Carney, The Pastels, and Bobby Gillespie.
After releasing “Demo” the duo became a four piece, with close friend and former guitar player and singer Ade Martín on bass and the Netherlands-born Amber Grimbergen on drums. In May 2014, Deers won the “Make Noise Malasaña” festival contest and were awarded with recording their second single “Barn” in Converse Rubber Tracks in Berlin. In June 2014 Deers played for the first time in London and “Demo” was released on July on vinyl by the record labels Lucky Number Music (UK) and Mom + Pop Music (USA). During the rest of the year they also played in Germany and France, amongst other countries, and supported The Libertines, The Vaccines and Black Lips.
On 3 November 2014, they released the single “Barn” with the tracks “Castigadas en el granero” (“Punished in the Barn”) and “Between Cans”. Once again it was released by Lucky Number and was well received by the press.
In 2015, the band embarked on their first world tour, having already played Thailand and Australia in February and the United States in March, and played many major festivals, including Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, South by Southwest (where they played 16 concerts in just 4 days), Burgerama, Best Kept Secret and Dot to Dot Festival. On 13 April they began recording their debut album, with Paco Loco (es) and Diego García (from The Parrots) as producer and engineer. The band also released a split single in April with The Parrots for Record Store Day, featuring the track “Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey!)”, a cover from Thee Headcoats produced by Árni Árnason from The Vaccines. In August 2016, Very Best of Hinds so Far was released on the Mom & Pop Music label. The limited to 2,500 copies 10″ LP featured six songs (the band’s singles up until that point and one live song).
They came though Philadelphia in 2016, in the midst of a TV and gig flurry. They had a lot of fun on stage, made us all laugh.