Images by Zac Sebastian
The bowels of the Tribeca Grand Hotel were where the Presidents Day nighttime action was, as UK sensation Kindness brought his funky white boy act to NYC. Dev Hynes guested, the crowd went mad.
Cruising a wave of hipster cred, the long limbed neo-disco singer had a packed crowd of early morning revelers at the Studio at Tribeca Grand Hotel raving to his every move Monday night. Dragging himself through the almost impenetrable throng, Kindness (Adam Bainbridge to his mum) leaped on to the small stage and with a full live band in tow – no track date here – tore through an eight-song set.
As has been typical for his UK shows, where Bainbridge has brought out pals like Robyn, Tawiah and others, Hynes soon joined the proceedings, lending vocals and attitude to signature tunes “Swinging Coast” and “Uncle Ace.” Dev rocked his own set following Kindness, and it was past 3am before closers Nianga and Jaziah wrapped things up.
Amidst widespread acclaim for his new album, Otherness, Kindness, backed by a full band, has embarked on an extensive world tour, beginning with a sold out show at the Electric Brixton in London. His Stateside tour launches in LA next week. Catch him now before he blows up.