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This is a very novel album, guitarist and with energetic choruses. The LP of the duo collects several singles published over several years, but that is why it is still a compact disc. Yawners’ music can be tremendously evocative and absolutely motivating and lively. “Big riffs, big feelings, big tunes. Yawners high energy indie rock feels like a crush.”

Fizzy power-pop duo Yawners are two hometown heroes crafting keen, thoughtful hooks in Madrid’s guitar rock renaissance. Elena Nieto writes her songs on her sleeve, matching earnest, hyper-self-aware lyrics with punched-up riffs and Martin Muñoz’s frenetic drumming. Yawners’ 2019 debut album Just Calm Down captured the manic energy and bone-tired comfort of long summer afternoons, as on “La Escalera,” the album’s only Spanish-language track, whose chorus Nieto wrote as her mom called her down the stairs for dinner. Yawners are the sugar high and the sugar crash and the limitless feeling of both.

“Please, Please, Please” appears on Yawners debut LP “Just Calm Down”, released by La Castanya on LP, CD, and Digital on March 22nd, 2019.

Band Members
Elena (guitar + vocals)
Martín (drums)

released March 22nd, 2019

Yawners will perform at SXSW 2019.

The punchy Spanish rock band Yawners cites Weezer’s early records as an influence, and damned if Just Calm Down doesn’t conjure that exact reference point: The new album marries a slacker’s drawl to a candied wall of guitars that’d fit cozily into any college-rock and power-pop era of the last 40 years. Singer-songwriter Elena Nieto stands astride Yawners’ bright, brooding anthems with a star’s charisma and the dexterity of a guitar hero. “Big riffs, big feelings, big tunes. Yawners high energy indie rock feels like a crush.”

“Please, Please, Please” appears on Yawners debut LP “Just Calm Down”, to be released by La Castanya released on March 22nd, 2019.

A message from Hinds about Leave Me Alone Deluxe:

“hi! we are Ade, Amber, Ana and Carlotta and this is HINDS. Our first ever album is called Leave Me Alone but this is the deluxe edition. So you can listen to songs you might not know we had and demos recorded with a cellphone. about the demos, first of all, they are not demos. but we couldn’t find the correct way to call them. they never were thought to be shown to the world. while we are writing we record ourselves with our cellphones so we can listen to it again on the bus or wherever and we think new ideas and how to make the song better.

ALL OF THE DEMOS we’ve chose happened when the song was just born, so we are making up English (?) words, or hardly reading the notebook while trying to remember the chords and the structure.

but mysteriously, even thou all this shit, we love them. ’cause they take us exactly to the moment we wrote them. like a time machine. and we seriously hope this magic happens to you too and brings you to drink sangria at 1am sitting on a carpet with us”. 


Wild Animals must have fans all over the world. No less than seven record labels spread across the U.S., Spain, Italy, Chile and Japan are co-releasing The Hoax; a lot of people really want you to hear the Madrid trio’s new album, which recalls little bits of Superchunk’s crunchy pop-punk or Bob Mould’s triumphant, post-Hüsker Dü jangle with Sugar. But where Wild Animals‘ debut kept everything fast and distorted, these new songs punch out raucous melodies like boxing gloves made from marshmallows.


“Science-Fiction,” the album’s first single, is a solid case in point. At once nostalgic for technology of yesteryear that brought quiet nerds together (“We spent our time in the arcade / Our second home back in sixth grade / Playing Tetris, Double Dragon / But Street Fighter was our favorite one”) and critical of modern convenience that keeps us at arm’s length, it’s a power-pop song with fuzzy power chords, ringing guitar riffs and a big dang heart.

The Hoax comes out April 27th viLauren Records

Lo-fi Spanish indie band Hinds have been on and off the road since releasing a deluxe edition of their debut full-length, Leave Me Alone, last October. That means that the last thing the Madrid-based four-piece released was a cover of Los Nastys’It was Hinds‘ first Spanish-language song. Now, ten months on, they’ve returned with another cover. This time it’s a version of Kevin Ayers’s 1973 song “Caribbean Moon.” The original was heavy on woodwind, and Ayers affected a cringey Caribbean accent through the whole thing, Hinds switching the flutes into a surf-rock guitar lick with a background whistle. The vocals trade off between Carlotta Cosials’s intentional absurdity and Ana García Perrote’s straight(ish) delivery.

Original song by Kevin Ayers (1973) we fell in love with this song the first time paco loco showed it to us in the studio (while recording our second album!!), we didn’t think we needed stronger reasons to do a cover of it 🙂

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HINDS – ” Garden “

Posted: September 8, 2015 in MUSIC
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Believe it or not, this is the announcing of the Hinds debut album. ‘Leave Me Alone’, which will be released on January 8, 2016 on Lucky Number.

let’s start from the beginning. “Garden” is the first track of twelve songs.
do you know when musicians say they hate their songs? we don’t know if that’s true, we only know it’s not in our case.. ’cause we fucking love this song. and we knew it will open the album since the very beginning. please don’t say it was a shitty decision.

we’ve been one year writing this album only while we were home, and you guys know that didn’t happen very often. but the good part of having to write songs so separately in time is that we wrote about very different feelings we’ve lived. these songs try to represent the 12 faces of love we’ve experienced.
it’s funny ’cause we thought this album would be all party and cheerfulness but , Suprise it’s not!!!!! haha. feelings are more balanced, like in life. so suddenly we had a more sober -or even sad- album than we expected. please don’t think we’ve turned into depressive people or something, we’ve always been humans, it’s just we’re now showing it to you.



The Parrots were show-stealers at a recent all-dayer at London’s Shacklewell Arms, but this proves that the Madrid garage trio are more than just an incendiary live act. Black Lips-indebted jangling guitars fall in line alongside funeral-march drums on this sozzled ballad, as Diego García cries out with yelping vocals. Forthcoming debut EP ‘Weed For The Parrots’ can’t come soon enough.


this song is from our new EP “Weed for The Parrots” out on 22nd June.

10″/digital via Luv Luv Luv Records (WW)
10″ via Sonido Muchacho (SP)
CASSETTE via Burger Records (WW)


This song is from our forthcoming new EP “Weed for The Parrots” out in June on Burger RecordsMadrid band The Parrots might seem like party-hard, fun-loving guys but, underneath it all, there’s something darker going on. ‘I’m Not Alone’, the first track from their debut UK EP ‘Weed For The Parrots’, has them recalling “taking too many drugs in a bad moment of your life” over rumbling garage-punk, a subtle sadness chiming through frontman Diego Garcia’s weaving guitar lines. “I get up, I get up, I get up/And go far away from you,” he rasps, defiant and hurting.
“These songs were written at a time when alcohol and weed were present in my life every day in huge quantities,” Diego explains of the whole EP. “Everything was confusing and kind of out of control followed by terrible hangover days that were surrounded by dirt, drinking sangria and eating Chinese noodles.” Instead of wallowing in that rut, though, now The Parrots are lifting themselves out, painting smiles on their faces and delivering some of the most infectious sounds around.

Hear Madrid Garage-Punk Gang The Parrots' Defiant, Rumbling New Track 'I'm Not Alone'


Deers aka Hinds performing a short version of ‘Trippy Gum’ from DEMO (2014).Hinds’ Carlotta Cosials has managed to perfectly sum up the spirit the Spanish four-piece have become renowned . It doesn’t matter what they’re up to – a raucous gig in the middle of a chaotic European tour, or an interview on a cold afternoon in Camden while they’re still in their pyjamas – Carlotta and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ana Perrote, bassist Ade Martin and drummer Amber Grimbergen) seem to be in a perpetual state of giddiness. In the past few months, everyone from Mac DeMarco to Palma Violets to The Vaccines have been found at their feet when they roll into town, and it’s easy to see why – their very presence seems to incite a party.

Hinds’ motto epitomises their appeal: nuestras mierdas, nuestras reglas translates, quite literally, as “our shit, our rules”. And they are most definitely a band who do things their own way. “We want to play the music that we enjoy listening to,” Carlotta says. “When we try to write a sad song we always have it going well for a bit, but then someone will come into the room and we’ll all start jumping around until it turns into a happy song. We can’t help it!”

Photo: Thomas Canet /Press

Originally formed as a duo when Carlotta and Ana met through their ex-boyfriends, Hinds’ primary inspiration comes from scuzzy American outfits like the Black Lips (who they recently supported in London), but their history is largely steeped in their home city. “Madrid is our favourite place in the world,” Carlotta beams. It’s the city’s close-knit garage-rock community that provides the heartbeat to their energised lives.

Hinds and their talent thrives alongside their sense of fun, and as a result they’re one of the first bands to come along in years who are completely, gloriously free of pretension. It’s little wonder they’ve already got rock’n’roll royalty taking a keen interest in everything they do – and you can rest assured that the party won’t be stopping any time soon.