Originally from Peterborough and based in East London, Adam Bainbridge was the tour DJ for Test Icicles. Then known as Jitset, Bainbridge also remixed the band's "Catch It" and tracks by Damn Arms and Lo-Fi-Fink. They first recorded as Kindness in the U.S., as the recipient of a fellowship at the Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study. During their month-long artist residency, they made Live in Philly, circulated on MP3 and a limited quantity of CD-Rs. Like every subsequent Bainbridge project, it involved numerous guest musicians, most notably Kurt Vile and Natalie Mering (aka Weyes Blood). Bainbridge's first commercially released recording, an atmospheric and galloping dancefloor version of the Replacements' "Swingin Party," followed two years later on the Moshi Moshi label.