Kind Eyes - It's OK, It's Not OK LP
Straight Outta Margate. Kind Eyes is Tim Dubbins and Chris Dow. Both members have cut their teeth as part of the south-east DIY scene for over ten years, in groups We Are Carnivores, Wedding and more. "It's OK, Its Not OK" harks back to the early 90's for inspiration. The syncopated, poly-rhythmic mathrock of Don Caballero, intense post-hardcore of Unwound, and the underlying sentimentality and dense emotional weight of Slint. Couple this with Tim's incredible guitar tone, equal parts mud and crystal; beautiful melodies seems to effortlessly writhe between opaque, dry hardcore chug. His vocals, sparse but vital, seem to be at one with what is an incredible singular performance throughout. Dow's drums provide chaos and momentum in equal measure, often recalling late-90's emo and post hardcore with aplomb.
Boslevan / City 17 / Hot Salvation / SuperFi Records