Glastonbury 2015

Hinds perform a raucous set on Glastonbury’s John Peel stage

Nothing’s standing in Hinds’ way.

It’s become obligatory for Madrid band Hinds’ raucous sets to end up in a stage invasion. Everyone wants to be in their gang - it’s feverish. Today is a little different. Instead of mass singalongs and broken guitar strings, they close with a long look out into the crowd. Met with a good minute of whooping applause, Carlotta Cosials looks like she’s going to well up. There’s always a buzzing spirit to a Hinds gig, but this time things are getting emotional.

There’s good reason for that. As they proudly declare, Hinds are the first Spanish band to ever play one of Glastonbury’s main stages. It’s a huge accomplishment that can be ticked off their overflowing bucket list. Never in their wildest dreams, from scrappy bedroom practice sessions, did they expect to be here. Now they’re embracing each occasion for all its worth.

‘Davey Crockett’ is a wild chant of “gabba gabba hey!“‘s, and ‘Trippy Gum’ brings a non-sensical singalong. Gibberish wins the day, as it always has done for these four. And it doesn’t matter where they’re playing - they smile and interact like this is just some garage rehearsal. That’s until the set finishes, and all of a sudden the sheer scale of what’s just happened sinks in. In the space of a year they’re gone from Spanish strangers to a crazy phenomenon. Nothing’s standing in their way at this rate.

Hinds perform a raucous set on Glastonbury's John Peel stage

Photo: Emma Swann / DIY

Tags: Hinds, Glastonbury, Festivals, Reviews, Live Reviews

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