News

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept SecretMore

Watch: Kindness - “I’ll Be Back” Video

Sophomore Album Otherness Out Now

Apr 10, 2015

Musical artist Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, has premiered a brand new music video featuring, "I'll Be Back," the latest single off his sophomore LP Otherness. More

Feb 13, 2015

Solo artist Kindness has just released his slowed-down, somber cover of Solange's pop-dance hit, "Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work." By peeling away the infectious beat and shimmering production of the original, Kindness successfully channels the raw frustration that the lyrics convey. More

Listen: Kindness –“Who Do You Love” Remix EP

EP Out Now, tour Dates Begin Jan 16

Jan 08, 2015

We’ve already heard the Kindness/Robyn duet “Who Do You Love” and Jam City’s understated remix.  More

Listen: Kindness – “Who Do You Love (Jam City Remix)”

Who Do You Love Remixes Due Out Jan 6

Dec 11, 2014

Jam City has turned out an understated remix Kindness and Robyn duet “Who Do You Love.” More

Watch: Kindness – “Who Do You Love? (Feat. Robyn)” Video

Otherness is Out Now on Female Energy/Mom+Pop

Nov 11, 2014

Despite its innovative, low-key R&B, Kindness’ sophomore album Otherness is bound to be one of the overlooked gems of the year. More

Watch: Kindness - “This Is Not About Us” Video

Stream Sophomore Album Otherness

Oct 10, 2014

Next week on Oct. 14 Kindness, a.k.a. musical artist Adam Bainbridge, will release Otherness, the follow-up to his 2012 debut World, You Need A Change of Mind. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and Others

Sep 05, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Röyksopp and Robyn – “Monument (Kindness Remix)”

Do it Again Is Out Now on Cherrytree/Interscope

Aug 15, 2014

U.K. producer Kindness (a.k.a. Adam Bainbridge) has put his fingerprints on Röyksopp and Robyn single “Monument.”  More

Kindness Announces New Album, “Otherness”

Listen to New Track "World Restart"

Aug 11, 2014

Kindness, the nom de plume of musical artist Adam Bainbridge, has announced the upcoming release of his sophomore album Otherness. More

Apr 10, 2014

One of the best albums of 2013, Blood Orange’s Cupid Deluxe basically nailed the late night New York vibe. More

Watch: Kindness Premieres “Still Smokin’” Documentary Short

Exploring the Go-Go Scene of Washington D.C.

Oct 29, 2012

On his debut album World, You Need A Change of Mind, artist Adam Bainbridge (a.k.a. Kindness) built his standout single "That's Alright" around samples from a song called "Still Smokin'" by Trouble Funk, a go-go band that has existed as part of the Washington D.C. music scene since 1978. More

Aug 01, 2012

For "That's Alright," one of the highlight tracks off KindnessWorld You Need a Change of Mind, songwriter Adam Bainbridge took inspiration from Washington D.C.'s funk/go-go music of the '70s and '80s, going so far as to sample "Still Smokin'" from genre stalwarts Funk Trouble. More

Jul 20, 2012

Delivering his full-length debut World, You Need a Change of Mind earlier this year, singer/songwriter Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, will soon release the included track "That's Alright" as single on Sept. 2. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Watch: Kindness Video – “House”

This One Goes Out to the Kids

May 15, 2012

Kindness frontman Adam Bainbridge doesn’t just want you to feel his debut album World, You Need a Change of Mind he wants you to understand it. Check out this tutorial, when he mentors a young child in the art of operating a drum machine.  More

Listen: Kindness - “House”

From Debut Album World, You Need A Change Of Mind

Apr 18, 2012

After receiving a handful of critical praise in the UK, singer/songwriter Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, will release his debut album World, You Need A Change of Mind in the U.S. on May 8 via Casablanca/Terrible Records. More

Check Out Photos from Wednesday March 14th SXSW 2012 Events

Including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More!

Mar 28, 2012

Check out more photos from SXSW 2012 events on Wednesday, March 14th including shots of Dan DeaconSharon Van EttenZola JesusPurity RingKindnessPrince Rama, and Choir of Young Believers More

Mar 20, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Listen: Kindness Album Stream

World, You Need a Change of Mind Due March 19

Mar 13, 2012

Kindness' highly anticipated new album World, You Need a Change of Mind, due March 19 via Female Energy/Polydor Records, is now streaming here. More

Music Video Round-Up: Niki & The Dove, Fanfarlo, Ryan Adams and More

Tyler The Creator, High Places, Dirty Beaches, Sin Fang

Oct 14, 2011

 

So many videos, so little time! Here’s a roundup of some of the top videos to hit the interwebs this week.  


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Reviews

Best Kept Secret: Awards Edition

June 21st, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Last weekend, the third edition of Best Kept Secret went down in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands at the Beekse Bergen wild animal park.  More

Otherness

Otherness

Female Energy/Mom + Pop

Oct 17, 2014

Describing Kindness's debut album was no easy task. Was it hip-hop? Was it R&B? Was it dance? Nobody really quite knew. But World, You Need a Change of Mind was such an intriguing record that it didn't matter. Its creator, Adam Bainbridge, was undeniably a star in the making. More

World, You Need a Change of Mind

World, You Need a Change of Mind

Casablanca/Terrible

May 08, 2012

Is anyone making babies to Prince's music these days? With artist-turned-symbol-turned man's copulation catalogue faded to a kitshy memory ("Hey, remember that time we made out to 'Little Red Corvette'?" it seems to shout), British producer Adam Bainbridge has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next in R&B royalty. More

SXSW Recap Day 3: Of Monsters and Men, Kindness, and Grimes

Mar 21, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

SXSW Recap Day 1: Choir of Young Believers, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More

Mar 19, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More