Genevieve Vieira
2 minute read
20 Nov 2013
6:00 am

Hinds Brothers share lyrical beauty

Genevieve Vieira

On first listen, The Hinds Brothers, Aden and Wren, sound like an exact copy of Noah And The Whale and Wren looks peculiarly similar to the British band's singer Charlie Fink.

The Hinds Brothers – Ocean Of Milk Album Launch

Yet, comparing the two would be unjust. Though they share the same acoustic folk sound, The Hinds Brothers have captured a story so deeply personal that what resonates from their debut album Ocean Of Milk is uniquely their own.

“Music and songwriting has always been our passion,” says Aden.

“We learnt to play on acoustic guitars from the start, and our father was a folk musician back in the Sixties, so it was already ingrained on us. The music we make is definitely not just a recent whim or a jumping on the bandwagon in any way, shape or form, and we don’t feel limited to any particular genre.”

Clearly in love with their craft, the brothers give it their all onstage. Evidently much loved, The Hinds Brothers drew in hordes of fans, filling the venue beyond capacity to the extent that ordering food or drinks was nearly impossible. Born and raised in Kwa-Zulu Natal, The Hinds Brothers have spent the last two years shaping their songs from simply good to perfection. Although their album is credited simply to The Hinds Brothers – they typically perform alone – the album features great South African musicians including Marc Duby on upright bass, Ant Cawthorne-Blazeby on fiddle and Lize Wiid on accordion.

Commenting on sibling rivalry, Aden says, “It can be trying playing together as brothers, but the fact that we know each other so well adds something very special to the music that you couldn’t get without dealing with a little sibling angst.”

Great music always resonates with both body and mind, and The Hinds Brothers prove that every musical arrangement artfully compliments a shared sentiment.

“The music we create, we like to believe, is a way to raise consciousness and ultimately to make the world a better place.We love great music and our aim is to create music that can stand next to the great music that we love so much.” Aden says.