With an obvious love for quality funk and soul, Adam Bainbridge AKA Kindness first popped up with a brilliant cover of The Replacements’ “Swinging Party” back in 2009 on Moshi Moshi.

Kindness – Swinging Party (courtesy of The Fader)

After the initial excitement, he kept everyone waiting until 2011 when the hugely infectious “Cyan” appeared.

Album release details followed shortly after to whet everyone’s appetite and the phenomenal “SEOD” appeared in January as a cheeky white label. It’s this track that opens the album and it sets the tone perfectly with it’s warn synth and sub combo wandering over the 80s style pads and spacey vocal sprinklings.

Kindness – SEOD

For the next forty minutes or so, the listener is welcomed into a world where classic New York disco leanings meet nods to modern r&b and everything has a hefty dollop of funk to help it along. The Eastenders theme gets a cover but in the world of Kindness, nothing really surprises.

Standout track “House” is an amazing piece of work that takes in an anthemic diva vocal alongside a classic Prince style funk backing and in an ideal world, would be number one in the pop charts forever. Watch out for it making an appearance as a single later in the year.

Next single “Gee Up” was originally the flip to the Moshi Moshi released in 2009 and received a Philippe Zdar spit and polish for the album. Press play below and prepare for two of the funkiest minutes of your entire life.

Kindness – Gee Up

The album lands on 19th March and is available to preorder now.

Kindness – World, You Need a Change of Mind


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