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Kindness (musician)

kindness (musician)
Kindness is the solo project of English singer Adam Bainbridge

Amina Desai is his grandmother John Blacking is his uncle


  • 1 History
  • 2 Live
  • 3 DJ
  • 4 Video director
  • 5 Discography
    • 51 Studio albums
    • 52 Singles
    • 53 Remixes
    • 54 As a Producer
    • 55 Videos
  • 6 Radio Work
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


In 2007, Adam Bainbridge was a recipient of the Eric James Johnson Memorial Fellowship, at The Philadelphia Institute for Advance Study

Live in Philly was Adam Bainbridge's contribution to the Eric James Johnson Memorial Fellowship program It consists of an album recorded during his stay at the Institute in May 2007, and a small pamphlet illustrating the work, typeset by hand Employing a variety of musicians from the Institute and the rest of Philadelphia, as well as sound sources and records found or recorded in the city, the Kindness album is a personal and welcome contribution to the Institute's body of work

— The Philadelphia Institute for Advance Study,

Live in Philly was released in 2007 as a free MP3 download and CDr, with no label

In 2009, Moshi Moshi Records released Kindness debut single Swingin’ Party Gee Up was included on the vinyl b-side and a VHS video directed by Jack Latham accompanied it

In October 2011, Cyan was released as a limited edition 12" vinyl through Kindness's own record label Female Energy in the UK and Terrible Records in North America The B-side contained 3 unnamed lock grooves

Kindness's debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, co-produced & mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer Philippe Zdar was released on 16 March 2012 Live sessions were recorded for Radio 1's Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank as well as 6Music's Lauren Laverne, Live from Maida Vale Kindness also played the iTunes Festival 2012

In 2013, Kindness contributed to production and instrumentation on Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe

On 13 October 2014 Kindness released his second album Otherness featuring contributions from Robyn, Dev Hynes, Kelela and more

During a 2015 lecture for Red Bull Music Academy Kindness discussed his recent music career, and his gender identity and sexuality

'World Restart' from 2014's Otherness is the theme to the New York Times podcast, Still Processing


As a live band, Kindness has performed at a number of festivals and headline shows through the world including South by Southwest, Latitude Festival, Printemps De Bourges, Sydney Opera House, Primavera Festival, Field Day Festival, Eurockennes, Calvi on The Rocks, Oya Festival, Way Out West, Flow Festival, Summer Sonic, Bestival, We Love Green, Les in Rocks Festival, Midi Festival, and Soulwaxmas

In May and June 2013, Kindness supported The xx as part of their Night and Day Festival in London and Berlin

2014 saw a North American and worldwide tour

Kindness was a support for Blood Orange's charity concert for Opus 118 School Of Music at the Apollo Theater in New York


Bainbridge originally came to produce music from work as a DJ As a DJ they have opened for Giorgio Moroder, Solange and Mannie Fresh, and at venues & clubs worldwide including the Guggenheim Museum, Panorama Bar, MoMA PS1, the Apollo Theater, the Met Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Rex Club, Liquidroom Tokyo and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Their mixes have featured on British and international radio, and on specialist shows, such as the long-running Beats in Space

Video director

Adam Bainbridge has directed and co-directed a number of videos for his own Kindness project as well as for other artists, including Grizzly Bear, Blood Orange, and William Onyeabor:

Artist Song Directors
Grizzly Bear "Don't Ask" Final Fantasy Version Adam Bainbridge
Kindness "Gee Up" Adam Bainbridge
Kindness "House" Adam Bainbridge & Dan Brereton
Kindness & Trouble Funk "That's Alright" Adam Bainbridge
Kindness "36 Hours in the Go-Go Scene" Adam Bainbridge & Pauline Beaudemont
Blood Orange "Chamakay" Adam Bainbridge
William Onyeabor "Fantastic Man" Adam Bainbridge & Camilla Wasserman
Blood Orange "Uncle ACE" Kindness remix Adam Bainbridge
Oh Shu "Disco Brasil" Adam Bainbridge


Studio albums

  • World, You Need a Change of Mind 16 March 2012
  • Otherness 13 October 2014


  • "Swingin Party" 28 September 2009
  • "Cyan" 26 October 2011
  • "SEOD" 8 February 2012
  • "Gee Up" 16 March 2012
  • "House" 15 June 2012
  • "That's Alright" 21 September 2012
  • "World Restart" feat Kelela and Ade 12 August 2014
  • "This Is Not About Us" 4 September 2014
  • "Who Do You Love" feat Robyn 2 January 2015


  • "Blood Orange – Uncle Ace" Kindness remix feat Robert Owens 10 April 2014
  • "Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument" Kindness remix feat Busiswa 15 August 2014

As a Producer

  • Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe co-produced On The Line, co-wrote On The Line, Chosen
  • Blood Orange - Freetown Sound co-produced and co-wrote Thank You
  • Solange - A Seat at the Table co-produced: Don't You Wait, Don't Wish Me Well, Scales, Cranes In the Sky, Interlude: This Moment


Song Directed by Date
Gee Up Jack Latham 2009
Cyan Ben Fries 2011
Gee Up Adam Bainbridge 2012
House Daniel Brereton & Adam Bainbridge 2012
That's Alright Adam Bainbridge 2012
This Is Not About Us Adam Bainbridge and Daniel Brereton 2014
Who Do You Love Daniel Brereton 2014
I'll Be Back Daniel Brereton 2015

Radio Work

From 2016-17, Bainbridge hosted a monthly show for Red Bull Music Academy

Guest Transmission date
MikeQ 28 April 2016
Devonte Hynes 8 June 2016
Jesse Rae 23 June 2016
Eric Johnson 25 August 2016
SCRAAATCH 22 September 2016
Sampha 27 October 2016
Honey Dijon 24 November 2016
DJ Rekha, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, Anupa Mistry, Falu Bakrania 22 December 2016
Alexandria 23 February 2017
Jimmy Douglass 23 March 2017
Tom Lee, Nicole Will, Jonathan Hiam 3 May 2017
Byron Stingily 7 June 2017
Tawiah 5 July 2017
Asma Maroof 2 August 2017
Nabihah Iqbal, Imran Peretta 6 September 2017
Fatima Al Qadiri 4 October 2017
Helen Park, Jason Kim 1 November 2017


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  2. ^ http://creativeartetv/de/community/joakim-kindness-live-musee-du-quai-branly-les-siestes-electroniques
  3. ^ http://wwwpifasnet/main/emeritus/7
  4. ^ http://wwwpifasnet/main/program/3
  5. ^ http://wwwpifasnet/main/project/2
  6. ^ http://pitchforkcom/forkcast/13474-gee-wiz/
  7. ^ http://wwwdiscogscom/artist/12646-Philippe-Zdar
  8. ^ http://wwwbbccouk/events/eb2mxj
  9. ^ http://wwwbbccouk/programmes/b01cbqgx/broadcasts
  10. ^ http://wwwbbccouk/programmes/b01n2pll
  11. ^ http://wwwdiscogscom/Blood-Orange-Cupid-Deluxe/release/5104081
  12. ^ https://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=Bm7N9HlloDo  Missing or empty |title= help
  13. ^ Wortham, Jenna 7 May 2017 "It's "world restart" by @Kindness !" @jennydeluxe Retrieved 2017-11-08 
  14. ^ https://wwwtheguardiancom/music/2013/jun/23/xx-night-day-festival-review
  15. ^ http://wwwsongkickcom/artists/840994-kindness/gigography  Missing or empty |title= help
  16. ^ "Kindness – RBMA Paris Lecture" Genius Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  17. ^ Space, Oval "LEAF presents Giorgio Moroder with special guests Oval Space" ovalspacecouk Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  18. ^ "On y était : Solange Knowles à Paris Nouveau Casino" Les Inrocks in French Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  19. ^ "Saint Heron's Greatest Moments of 2015 - Saint Heron" Saint Heron 2015-12-31 Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  20. ^ "2017 Guggenheim International Gala" PDF 
  21. ^ Advisor, Resident "Finest Saturday & FC Snax United" Resident Advisor Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  22. ^ "Night at the Museum: Artist Holiday Party | MoMA" The Museum of Modern Art Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  23. ^ "Blood Orange" wwwfacebookcom Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  24. ^ "Young Members Party" The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ie The Met Museum Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  25. ^ "Tigersushi" Palais de Tokyo EN 2016-05-26 Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  26. ^ "The Weekend at LACMA | Unframed" unframedlacmaorg Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  27. ^ "Kindness, 6 Mix - BBC Radio 6 Music" BBC Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  28. ^ "BIS Radio Show #729 | Beats in Space" wwwbeatsinspacenet Retrieved 2018-01-05 
  29. ^ Don't Ask – Grizzly Bear on YouTube
  30. ^ "Gee Up" – Kindness on YouTube
  31. ^ "House" – Kindness on YouTube
  32. ^ "That's Alright" – Kindness & Trouble Funk on YouTube
  33. ^ "36 Hours in the Go-Go Scene" – Kindness on YouTube
  34. ^ "Chamakay" – Blood Orange on YouTube
  35. ^
  36. ^ "Uncle ACE" – Blood Orange on YouTube
  37. ^ "Disco Brasil" – Oh Shu on YouTube
  38. ^ "Blood Orange 2 - Cupid Deluxe" Discogs Retrieved 2018-01-03 
  39. ^ "Blood Orange 2 - Freetown Sound" Discogs Retrieved 2018-01-03 
  40. ^ "Solange 2 - A Seat At The Table" Discogs Retrieved 2018-01-03 
  41. ^ http://weloveyousocom/2009/06/kindness/
  42. ^ http://wwwpromonewstv/2011/10/13/kindness-cyan-by-ben-fries/
  43. ^ http://wwwpromonewstv/2012/02/09/kindness-gee-up-by-adam-bainbridge-2/
  44. ^ http://wwwpromonewstv/2012/05/16/kindness-house-by-daniel-brereton-adam-bainbridge/
  45. ^ http://pitchforkcom/news/57001-kindness-this-is-not-about-us-gets-retro-dance-video/
  46. ^ http://pitchforkcom/news/57129-robyn-and-kindness-surround-themselves-with-loved-ones-in-who-do-you-love-video/
  47. ^ http://wwwokayplayercom/news/kindness-ill-be-back-videohtml
  48. ^ "Kindness on Red Bull Radio" Red Bull Radio Retrieved 2017-12-29 

External links

  • Official website
  • Kindness's channel on YouTube
  • Kindness on Facebook
  • Kindness on Twitter
  • Kindness on Spotify
  • Kindness on Soundcloud
  • Kindness at AllMusic

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