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.
Their new LP It's Ok, Its Not OK harks back to the early 90's for inspiration. The syncopated, poly-rhythmic math-rock of Don Caballero, intense post-hardcore of Unwound, and the underlying sentimentality and dense emotional weight of Slint.
Couple this with Tims 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.
Captured in 2014 at Margate's Sun Of Sun studios by Jason Frye, this record now see's a much-needed physical release, with the help of our friends Super Fi, City 17 and Boselevan Records with a limited run of just 300 copies.