KINDER has unveiled his debut EP Light to be released on the 2nd of September. The moniker of singersongwriter/producer Leo Wyatt this is the first taste of the 24yearolds distinctive blend of falsettoed soul and a library of dusty sampled beats. Londonbased KINDER will be giving the project its first live outing at Bedroom Bar Shoreditch on 10th August with more live dates to follow and with blog support behind his remix work already the live set promises to showcase the multiinstrumentalists remarkable talent. With a list of influences that stretches from Nick Drake to Burial and DAngelo Light is a kaleidoscope of Leos musical upbringing. Opening with an ethereally distorted guitar adorned with jazz stylings its clear from the outset that KINDER has a way with unconventional hooks. His writing is very much grounded in his past experiences as an acoustic singersongwriter but these perfectly formed compositions have been taken apart and packaged up again with a boundary blurring sound to prick up even the most scathing of ears. Illustrating unmistakable vocal artistry as he layers harmony upon harmony there seems to be a never ending stream of ideas to occupy the listeners attention. The chorus is drenched in the kind of melodic charm that will worm its way into your subconscious for days to come dancing over a bed of meticulously syncopated guitar work. Drawn to a close by a final Buckleyesque trill the opening track of KINDERs forthcoming EP makes a confident display in the face of daunting responsibility. This new musical endeavour was born out of material originally written for others and an early demo that prompted a particularly memorable reaction. Deciding to keep the songs for himself and embark on the project alone the classically trained pianist performed recorded and produced each track on the EP with additional keys and mixing from teppa (Teresa Origone) and Ben de Vries respectively. Quaint voice memos knot the release together in what feels like a nod to Leos roots as a singersongwriter striving to not be just another nonchalant muso with a sampler. A culmination of his prolific output this collection is just the start.