Watch: Hinds share new video for ‘Warts’

Hinds share new video for ‘Warts’

The whole geisha-inspired video concept feels totally off.

Hinds have got a new video for ‘Warts’. Filmed in Barcelona’s tetris-puzzle Walden7 building, the band swan around keeping a close watch on their mate as she’s seduced by an unsuitable suitor.

That’s all well and good, but we’re not quite sure why they’ve decided to hawk traditional Japanese cultural symbols for the video. For whatever reason, the band have all decided to wear matching kimonos for ‘Warts’, with plenty of geisha poses thrown in at random intervals. It doesn’t add a whole lot to the video, and being completely blunt, it all feels totally off and appropriative.

‘Warts’ is taken from Hinds’ debut album ‘Leave Me Alone,’ which they released back in January. Speaking about the video concept in a statement, the band said: “have you ever seen a couple that shouldn’t be a couple? Have you ever seen your friend’s girlfriend’s warts before he does? In love like in war it ain’t no rules. And she knows. She knows it well… She is gonna beat him bad, but he only hears parabarabaraba”.

Hinds have also announced a load of live shows later this year, including a date at London’s Forum. Find the full tour below.

Watch the video for ‘Warts’ here.

14-17 Spain – Benicassim
22-23 Finland, Turku – H20 Festival
24 England, Sheffield – Tramlines
28 France, Port Grimaud – Plages de Rock
30 France, Cabourg – Mon Amour
31 France, Lille – Nuits Secrets

04 Spain, Santander – SM Festival
13 Austria, Wiesen – Summerville
19 Norway, Trondheim – PStereo
21 Germany, Hamburg – Dockville
24 Germany, Cologne – c/o Pop
26 England, Reading – Reading Festival
27 England, Leeds – Leeds Festival

01 Poland – Soundrive Festival
03 USA – Bumbershoot Festival
10 England, Isle of Wight – Bestival

16 USA, San Francisco – Treasure Island
17 USA, Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
19 USA, Tuscon – Club Congress
20 USA, Phoenix – Valley Bar
21 USA, Los Angeles, -The Regent
22 USA, Santa Ana – Beach Goth
24 USA, Chicago – Thalia Hall
25 USA, Detroit – Pike Room
26 Canada, Toronto – Adelaide Hall
28 USA, New York – Warsaw
30 USA, Boston – Middle East

04 USA, Austin – Sound on Sound
19 Spain, Granada – Granapop
20 Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
21 Denmark, Aarhus – Voxhall
22 Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis
23 Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret
26 England, Manchester – Academy 2
27 Scotland, Glasgow – Saint Lukes
29 Ireland, Dublin – Dublin Academy

01 England, Bristol – Trinity
02 England, London – Forum

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