Kindness That's Alright London's electro-funk wizz Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, releases That’s Alright and sounds like a party, Prince style! Led by a sultry, ruminative saxophone solo, the track revels in the funk-infused go-go scene, eventually emerging as a dream alliance of Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder and Afrika Bambaataa circa 1985 - electro-funk, synth-pop and disco all mashed into one fantastic tune. Kindness was recently at Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios to record what turned out to be one of Zane Lowe’s “Favourite sessions of the year”. The live recording of ‘That’s Alright’ is featured as the B-side on this 12". Female Energy 12"
Kindness Something Like A War "Dinked edition" is on 'yellow' coloured vinyl. Includes three exclusive prints, one of which is signed and hand-numbered /400. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. "Kindness returns with their third full length album titled "Something Like A War" set for release on 6 September, 2019. The album is a culmination of years spent collaborating with the likes of Robyn, Jazmine Sullivan, Seinabo Sey and Cosima among many others. Produced entirely by Bainbridge, the record is a collection of works representing a period of reflection and transformation over the course of 4 years following their second record "Otherness." Now based in London, the album was recorded in several locations, while Kindness was primarily based in New York during the writing and recording of the album. Following a series of select shows in June, Kindness will embark on a world tour in late 2019 with a new live band." Kindness, who uses they/them pronouns, has remained busy since Otherness, working across several projects: they co produced five tracks on Solange's album A Seat at the Table, and contributed production, writing, and vocals to Blood Orange's Freetown Sound and Negro Swan albums in addition to production on Robyn's latest album Honey. A sought after DJ, radio host, writer, collaborator, and lecturer on everything from musical craft and heritage to queerness and history, they've spent the last several years performing as a DJ at venues across the world, from Palais de Tokyo to the Guggenheim Museum, hosted their own radio show on Red Bull Radio in 2016 and 2017, lectured at the Boiler Room in New Delhi and moderated Robyn's Red Bull Music Academy lecture at MOMA in New York. They were recently featured in Solange's Calvin Klein advertisement, shot by Willy Vanderperre, alongside friends Dev Hynes, Kelela and Caroline Polachek. Female Energy CD | LP
Kindness Swinging Party Released 5th October. Moshi Moshi release this debut(?) 7" from Kindness, who turn in a weird lo-fi disco version of the classic Replacements song. If Beegees recorded in Berlin with David Bowie, it might sound like this. A. Swinging Party B. Gee Up www.myspace.com/kindnesses Moshi Moshi 7" Out of Stock