Monday, 1 June 2015

Winter Tour Announcement

Friends & foes, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone our entire Winter Tour along with our shows in Cape Town! 
please connect with us at for updates on all upcoming tours.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Winter Tour 2015

The Hinds Brothers embark on their Winter Tour 2015 with shows lined up in KZN & Western Cape.

The brothers' debut album Ocean of Milk was released in 2014 and was soon nominated for a South African Music Award in the Best Adult Contemporary category, other highlights from the past year include exclusive performances alongside American folk hero- Willy Mason, a guitar endorsement by the classic Alvarez Guitars as well as starting up an independent record label - South Sea Records.

The Winter Tour commences in Durban with two-nights-only at the Westille Theatre Club on the 28th & 29th May- the show is billed as Hinds Brothers & Friends and features guest accompaniment by some of Durban's finest instrumentalists - Logan Byrne on upright bass, Ant Cawthorne-Blazeby on fiddle, Richard Haslop on dobro & mandolin, Andy Turrel on drums and Wiam Otto on guitar and banjo. 

30th May - The brothers head to the KwaZulu-Natal capital of Pietermaritzberg for their debut performance at The Royal Show.

Cape Town/Western Cape dates include:

05 June - Cafe Roux (Noordhoek)

06 June - Tagore's (Observatory)

07 June - Alma Cafe (Cape Town)
08 June - Barleycorn Music Club (Cape Town)
09 June - Greyton Eco Lodge (Greyton)
10 June - The Odyssey Gastropub (Cape Town)
12 June - Cape Farmhouse (Redhill)

"So very beautiful... 'Ocean of Milk' definitely up for album of the year." - Diane Coetzer (Contributing Editor - Rolling Stone SA) 

"Hinds Brothers are up there with the best songwriters in the world" - David Marks (3rd Ear Music)

"My favourite acoustic duo" - Syd Kitchen

“One of the most beautiful duos around...” - Nibs van der Spuy

“What a package! Soothes and caresses the soul... instantly engaging with breathtaking harmonies. Pure velvet, effortless and a delight to the senses.” - Gloria Rhodes (Whats On SA)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Cape Tour Dates Sep/Oct 2014 Announced

Hey friends,

Life seems to roll by so fast! It is almost time again for what has become our yearly Cape Tour. We'll kick things off in Grahamstown on Tuesday 23rd September, arriving in Cape Town on 29th September, with a final show on Wednesday 8th October at a private house in East London on route back to Durban, so if you're in the Cape we'd really love to connect at one of the shows along the way!

This year has been quite an amazing ride so far - being nominated for a SAMA award for 'Ocean of Milk', our first performance at Oppikoppi as well as two shows in Durban with one of our top singer/songwriters, USA artist Willy Mason.

We'd also like to thank you for your incredible support - we do this for you and the reciprocation we experience at our live shows is what keeps us keeping on!

The tour dates are listed in the banner above and also to the right of the blog (under tour dates)

as always, big love from the brothers!

Aden & Wren

Two years in the making, Hinds Brothers debut 'Ocean of Milk' has become an album of the heart with a living tale. Produced by the brothers themselves, the album was recorded in no less than 7 studios in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, and features 19 of South Africa's top musicians. It was mixed by SAMA award winning producer Dan Roberts and mastered in New York by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Roky Erikson).

'Ocean of Milk' has a wholly cohesive depth to it that resonates with the great albums of yore, while brothers Aden and Wren Hinds' beautiful songwriting and arrangements are artfully complimented by the lush and acoustically textured production. The harmonic resonance of the two distinct voices, together with their reflective and honest lyrical sensibility communicates true profundity - bringing meaning and nourishment to an art form that has been somewhat neglected in recent times.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

News from the Koppi plus Durban Show with Willy Mason

So we just got back from Oppikoppi where we had a great performance accompanied by Dan Roberts on mandolin and Rob O'Brien on Bass. While we were up in the Highveld, we also managed to catch Willy Mason's set. He is definitely one of our favourite American singer/songwriters, and he blew everyone away with how natural a performer he is. Just a great voice and a pack of great songs performed flawlessly. If you don't know his stuff we'd really suggest checking him out.
So we are very excited to announce that we'll be performing alongside the great Willy Mason on Saturday 23rd August at Live The Venue, 166 Stamford Hill Rd. This will be Mason's first ever appearance in Durban, and the show is set to be one of Durban's greatest ever concerts! If you're in the area, you really shouldn't miss this one... Doors open at 8pm and the entrance is only R100! There will also be a secret soiree with Willy & The Hinds Bros the following night - so reply to this email for more info on that if you wish.

On that same date, Saturday 23rd August, we'll also be doing an afternoon performance in Johannesburg at Monaghan Farm, Lanseria. Vusi Mahlasela was the featured act last month at this beautiful venue, so if you're in the Joburg area why not get out of the city and listen to some sweet music. Bookings are essential and you can call 0784114886 or email

Keep in touch and much love from the brothers!
Aden & Wren

Willy Mason’s critically acclaimed new album Carry On is out now on Communion Records. American Songwriter said,”Mason’s voice is gorgeous, his lyrics evocative and his arrangements adventurous – it’s a complete package that is as airtight as it is simple, as gorgeous as it rugged, the sort of record that burrows deep into your brain and doesn’t let go.”  Willy Mason is currently on the road in support of Carry On. The tour has so far included performances with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Laura Marling.
Yes, you read that right: Willy Mason’s Carry On is a perfect record. Perfect – we wouldn’t change a note!” - American Songwriter

Equal parts hobo and Holden Caulfield…Willy Mason blends precocious lyricism, spare, jangly guitar, and a world-weary voice that sounds older than his years.” - Rolling Stone 

Mason’s lo-fi blues/folk blend is refreshingly humble and unostentatious.  Instead of using these standards as a springboard for modern adventures in composition, he sticks to their rawboned essence. Unlike some of his peers, Mason doesn’t play up that rawness; instead he allows those old Progressions to work their magic…” -Pitchfork

Willy Mason has stolen our attention with his unique sound and its wholehearted purity. His smoky voice sings with a booming sincerity like nothing we’ve heard since Nebraska-era Springsteen.” Baeble Music

Monday, 28 July 2014

Oppikoppi Rising and 2 Nights Only at Freedom Cafe, Durban

Hey folks,

It's been a little while since our last post. We've got a few Gauteng dates upcoming which we'd like to tell you about and also 2 nights at Freedom Cafe in Durban.

If you're in Durban be sure to head down to the hippest cafe in the land, Freedom Cafe (43 St Mary's Avenue, Greyville). We'll be there on both this coming Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August. Legendary musicians Ant Cawthorn-Blazeby (violin) and Richard Haslop (dobro & mandolin) will be joining us as well. Music is from 7pm  and for bookings call: 031 309 4453

We're also very happy to have been invited to perform at Oppikoppi Festival (7 - 9 August) this year, which also features some of our favourite international artists like Willy Mason and Cat Power. We'll be on at 3pm on Friday 8th August at the folk stage up the mountain. We'll also be doing an intimate unplugged show at Saartjie's se Garage in Johannesburg on Sunday 10th August (To book phone De Waal on 081 733 9268 or e-mail, as well as a special performance in the Cradle of Human Civilization on Saturday 16th August.

We'll be in touch soon to announce dates for our upcoming Cape Tour in September/October and also to keep you in the loop about some new music we're working on.

Big love!
Aden & Wren

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hinds Bros Release Live Film Recording of 'The Drifter'

Thanks to Dan Roberts at Stoep Studios in Johannesburg for capturing this video of the brothers recording 'The Drifter' for their debut album- Ocean of Milk. 

'Ocean of Milk' available on Itunes & Limited Edition Digipaks available direct from the Hinds Bros Store

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Limited Edition Poster Prints Available at the Hinds Bros Store

We've got some real nice limited edition poster prints available at the Hinds Bros Store,
Includes immediate download of Ocean of Milk in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Mixed media gig poster by Rennis Erasmus

'Ocean of Milk' independent release poster. Illustration by Dom Strauss. Poster by Rennis Erasmus

'Ocean of Milk' album launch poster (Durban ZA) . Illustration by Dom Strauss. Poster by Rennis Erasmus