Kinships – Vice (Spotify)

“There are moments when we ask for smooth and clear music, to take away every extra weights that occur from our busy days. "Vice" has this soothing effect and you realize it from its first seconds. Like a flower that blooms in the morning hours, this Indie Electronic piece can make up your day.”

Vice', the intense, eponymous track from Kinships new EP is an intense, brooding electronic pop song that builds to a beautiful conclusion. It's about gripping so tightly to the idea of something that you believe defines you, that you begin to lose perspective.

About the EP:

Northampton based 4-piece Kinships, release their pulsating new EP ‘Vice’ a swirling body of work, melding disparate electronic, alternative and indie sounds to create intriguing alternative pop songs. The EP focuses on the internal forces that consume us and how we reckon with those things to find peace of mind. Featuring the singles; ‘Deeper’, which was a track of the week on BBC Introducing, and Clash described as “a song whose twilight appeal is imbued with sharply defined atmosphere.”, and ‘Reform’, about which Indie Top 39 stated, “Kinships show an extraordinary knack not just for songwriting, but for storytelling as well.” Culminating in the intense crescendo of eponymous track ‘Vice’, already a track of the week on BBC introducing, this EP is sure to stay in the memory.

Reviewed by Nagamag on December 21, 2021