Starting out as a duo playing energetic garage pop tunes, Hinds caught the attention of UK record labels by the time they released their first two tracks. Expanding into a quartet, Hinds performed at Eurosonic 2015 and continued to play all over Europe. Their debut album Leave Me Alone was released in January 2016 by UK label Lucky Number Music. The album shows an experienced band finding new ways to combine melody with exuberance, and obtained high-ranking reviews across the globe. Hinds went on to tour from Oslo to Chicago to Murcia and pretty much everywhere in between.
Earlier, Alan Walker (no), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (fi), Namika (de) and Walking On Cars (ie) were also announced as winners of an EBBA. A total of ten EBBA winners will be announced in the upcoming weeks. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 11 January 2017 in Groningen, as part of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival.