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|Origin||Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom|
|Labels||Go-Go Girl/MGR Records, Philter Records|
|Past members||Paul King
The Kynd were an English indie rock band from Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire that were professionally active from 1996–2000. The band consisted of Paul King (vocals), Danny Tipping (guitar), Tristan Tipping (bass), Bradley Hills (drums), and, from 1998–2000, Richard Elson (keyboards/backing vocals). The Kynd were part of the Britpop scene during the 1990s and released two singles and an album before disbanding in 2000.
The Kynd were formed in 1991 and had early success when they won DJ Gary Crowley's Demo Clash competition on GLR Radio for three consecutive weeks in early 1992. Crowley described the band's sound as "a gorgeous slice of Bucks' beat" and continued to publicly champion the band until their breakup.
The Kynd signed to the independent record label Go-Go Girl/MGR Records in 1995 and set about recording their debut single, "Egotripper", with Ride guitarist and future member of Oasis Andy Bell producing. "Egotripper" was released in October 1996, garnering moderate airplay and press coverage. The band's second single, "World's Finest", appeared in March 1997 and received more radio play than its predecessor, reaching the Top 10 of the UK Indie Chart.
In 1998, Richard Elson joined the band on keyboards, just in time to participate in the recording sessions for the band’s self-produced debut album, Shakedown. The album was released in February 1999 and although it failed to chart, it did receive favorable reviews in the music press, being selected as Album of the Month in both Kerrang! and Front magazines. The album was released in Japan by Philter Records, with the edition of three bonus tracks.
The Kynd broke up acrimoniously in 2000.
The Kynd should not be confused with the 1960s South African beat group of the same name.
- Shakedown (1999)
- "Egotripper" (1996)
- "World's Finest" (1997)