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Kindsight is a new act from the Copenhagen indie scene and the first act outside of Sweden to sign with Rama Lama Records (Melby, Chez Ali, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes etc.). Late August, the young quartet released their debut single Who Are You - a warm, nostalgic and atmospheric indie pop song. On October 16th, the band will put out their second single 'Terminal Daze'.
Kindsight are Nina, Søren, Anders and Johannes and formed out of Nina and Sørens shared love for The Sugarcubes. According to the band, the two of them then recruited drummer Johannes to "drag him out of an unsettling obsession with jazz-music" and bass player Anders was chosen "only because of his looks and his ability to fit into small bags.".
The quartet makes retro-tinged indie pop that is instantly appealing and addictive. Nina's vocals crowns the atmospheric soundscape perfectly and makes Kindsight something that's been missing in Scandinavia for a long time.
Who Are You, "a summer song written in January" was just the first taste of their melancholic beauty which we will hear a lot more from the upcoming year as the band are ready to finally share their music. Next comes 'Terminal Daze', another perfectly tuned and polished indie gem that continues to show that the young quartet already are very home in their sound.
Kindsight on 'Terminal Daze': After countless attempts at keeping Kindsights somewhat rowdy rhythm section quiet in the verses and complementary to the singing, Nina Hyldgaard allowed in her own words, one “Sausage of a song”, and Terminal Daze came to be. As unrelenting as a big train- steady as it goes.
Great track! Melodic shoegaze with lovely female vocals and fuzzy guitars that reminds me of Wildhoney. This is a Swedish band on a Spanish label. I've noticed lately that there are a lot of indie labels in Spain, like Discos de Kirlian, releasing great stuff. These songs are actually from a few years ago as the band wasn't seriously planning any official releases until encouraged to do so by fans. They became more active after this 7" release which was a catalyst. I'm glad for that. Art Fin