This is the Kit

This is the Kit

Music


News

November 30, 2016 - This Is The Kit's holiday single, new videos & final Bashed Out tour dates
This Is The Kit have finally wrapped up their tour dates in support of 2015's most excellent Bashed...

December 4, 2015 - This Is The Kit get Album of the Year, José González tour & new EP
We try not to let our site get too dominated by a single artist, but what a run This Is The Kit have...

August 11, 2015 - This Is The Kit collect praise, BBC support & tour dates
This year's been a doozy for This Is The Kit (aka Kate Stables and whoever joins her aka TITK for sh...


Events

Date City and Venue Country
June 16, 2017 Twin Cities, MN, Unknown venue US
July 28, 2017 Bruton, Unknown venue UK
August 11, 2017 Copenhagen, Refshaleøen Denmark
August 17, 2017 Brecon Beacons, Brecon Beacons National Park UK

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Notes

This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris, though the heart of their musical community remains in Bristol, UK. Kate sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion, while a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends deliver guitar strums, banjo plucks, hushed horns and electronic textures that sit beneath Stables? easy, earnest lilt. Her long time collaborator and regular live companion Jesse Vernon produced the album and contributes guitars, violin and percussion. While on tour, This is the Kit is a shape shifting entity ranging from a female duo with friend Rozi Plain to a psychedelia tinged five electric five-piece.

What does it sound like? Well, you thought you didn't like the banjo but you were wrong pal. Listen as Kate rips forward with her hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare, unaffected beauty.

"The aim is to have fun playing with people whose work I really like," says Kate in her simple and direct fashion. "The more you exchange and share with people the better things get and the more you learn." This is the Kit has or will be opening for artists such as Jose Gonzales, Jeffrey Lewis, The National, Alexi Murdoch, Iron & Wine and Jolie Holland, and was recently selected by Sharon Van Etten as her "Favorite New Artist" in an interview with Pitchfork.