You can’t really blame Hinds for their lack of familiarity with Australian slang, i.e. the English language’s disfigured cousin. Hailing from Spain, the sugary quartet recently made the switch from the title of Deers, bringing with the new name a string of Australian tour dates to promote their released singles ‘Bamboo/Trippy Gum’ and ‘Castigadas En El Grandero’. To prepare them for their maiden trip down under (or out of Europe, for that matter), we quizzed the band on the basics of, well, Aussie slang. Here’s how it went:
An uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status.
Hinds: “Your perfect English teacher? haha”
A vagrant, especially one who is dependent on alcohol.
Hinds: “The last drag of a joint”
A quilted eiderdown or duvet.
Hinds: “We don’t know but we’ll call our children like this”
Exclamation used to express surprise or dismay.
Hinds: “A loveful word to call your girlfriend”
A sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot.
Hinds: “C’mooon we know this one..! Sexy pantys.”
Nong is used as a pretty mild and/or endearing insult. a bit of a twit, or idiot.
Hinds: “The bad guy from Mulan (the film)”
Something wonderful, amazing.
Hinds: “Fat duck”
Men’s tight-fitting Speedo-style swimwear.
Hinds: “Harry Potter’s candy”
Hinds: “A word to cheer (RANGA RANGA RANGA!!!!!!!!!!)”
Hinds: “A killer football team”
Laugh away, but $20 says you don’t know the meaning of ‘Castigadas En El Grandero’.
WED 18 FEB
GoodGod Small Club
THU 19 FEB
Black Bear Lodge
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
SAT 21 FEB
SUN 22 FEB
John Curtin Hotel