Punk rock exploded on the international scene just as Spain was awakening from the end of Franco’s 35-year regime. And while new freedoms for an old country meant a blossoming of art and culture, the combination of geographical obstacles, a struggling economy, and prejudices towards the countries of the Iberian Peninsula meant that the Spanish underground music scene operated with added urgency, it also operated in relative isolation. But as anyone that’s dug into Spanish punk could tell you, the scene has an unparalleled vibrancy.
In a nod to Madrid’s close-knit underground circuit, the longstanding musical tradition of covers, and the band’s mutual admiration, Hinds and Los Nastys have released a new split 7” that features the two bands tackling each others’ songs. The two bands have been friends for quite some time - back when Hinds was still called Deers.