Review: Idle Revival by The Kindest People

For my 2nd review for the year 2020 and my second review for this amazing band, I am proud to present the December 15, 2017 album Idle Revival from the Indie/Garage/Punk band from Johnson City, Tennessee called The Kindest People featuring Matthew Sykes on guitar, keyboards and vocals, Spencer Otey on guitar and backing vocals, Evan Rice on Bass and backing vocals and Matthew Dougherty on drums.  


After I listened and reviewed their latest album Observations From The Alternate, I knew I had to listen to their earlier work to see their growth as songwriters and performers.  This twelve track album also features Ryan Hoelscher and Matthew Kilby on spoken word, Amanda Johnson on flute, Tim Lester on trombone, Andrew Oliver on saxophone and Jeremy West on mellophone. 

As I listened to this album, I could hear the Beatles sound on many of the tracks, such as Join InThe KrakenGive No (YAFM)I’m No EnemyInterludeAlter Call and much more.  I was quite impressed with the songwriting talents of Matthew Sykes and Spencer Otey as well as how well this album was recorded and performed.  This is an awesome band and I’m looking forward to hearing another one of their CD’s I got on my desk and their future work.  

If you ever get the opportunity to see them live in any of the clubs in the area, please go and check them out.  This album is available from Bandcamp and at their live shows.  You can learn more about this great band and their work from their Bandcamp page

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