Madrid-based indie rockers Hinds have become the latest band to reschedule an album launch and tour dates.
The lo-fi garage rockers were due to release their third album, The Prettiest Curse, on April 3 on the Lucky Number label.
But this week they announced that they will be delaying the release date until June 5 due to the worldwide coronvirus pandemic, which has hit their home country hard.
They have also re-routed their UK/EU tour, with all tickets for rescheduled dates remaining valid.
A statement from the band said: “Amigas y amigos: we have to postpone our album release, it will be now on June 5th. We all need music now more than ever, and we were so excited to release our album next month and share it with you!
“But right now, things are a bit scary in Spain and the coronavirus is something that is affecting a lot of our loved ones, so for right now we think all of our focus should be on staying safe and staying home, not promoting a new album.
“But it’s OK. We are still here, working every day. Nobody said it was easy, but we’ve always wanted to release an album in the summer anyways .
“To everyone that has pre-ordered it already – thank you. We need your support more than ever. You will of course get it on the new date. And if you haven’t … then do it!
“Muchos besos for everyone in these difficult times. Let’s stand together (from our houses).”
Hinds are Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass) and Amber Grimbergen (drums).
HINDS’ RESCHEDULED UK TOUR DATES:
Sept 14th – Brighton – Komedia
Sept 15th – Birmingham -The Castle & Falcon
Sept 17th – Dublin – The Grand Social
Sept 18th – Manchester – Academy
Sept 20th – Glasgow – Classic Grand
Sept 22nd – Bristol – The Fleece
Sept 23rd – London – Electric Ballroom