This is the Kit

This is the Kit


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April 12, 2017 - This Is The Kit sign to Rough Trade Records
A big congrats to This Is The Kit for today's announcement that they've signed to Rough Trade Reco...

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...


Date City and Venue Country
January 24, 2018 Birmingham, The Glee Club - Birmingham UK
July 18, 2018 London, Boileroom UK
July 19, 2018 Louth, Royal British Legion UK
July 20, 2018 Hull, The Adelphi / New Adelphi UK
July 20, 2018 Thirsk, Baldersby Park UK
July 24, 2018 Montreal, QC, L'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle (L'Esco) Canada
July 25, 2018 Burlington, VT, ArtsRiot US
July 26, 2018 New York, NY, The Bowery Ballroom US
July 27, 2018 Providence, RI, Unknown venue US
July 30, 2018 Chicago, IL, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park US
August 2, 2018 Bournemouth, Lulworth Estate UK
August 3, 2018 Waterford, Unknown venue Ireland
August 8, 2018 Vancouver, BC, Fox Cabaret Canada
August 9, 2018 Calgary, AB, Ironwood Stage & Grill Canada
August 23, 2018 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms UK
August 23, 2018 Leicester, Shambala Festival UK
August 24, 2018 Bradford, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts UK
August 26, 2018 Southampton, Unknown venue UK
August 30, 2018 Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre UK
August 30, 2018 Southampton, Larmer Tree Gardens UK
August 31, 2018 Canterbury, Unknown venue UK
August 31, 2018 Birmingham, Moseley Park UK
September 6, 2018 Cognac, Unknown venue France
October 18, 2018 Manchester, Unknown venue UK

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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 sometimes contributes guitars, violin and percussion. While on tour, This Is The Kit usually includes Rozi Plain & drummer Jamie Whitby-Coles alongside Kate — but the band is a shape-shifting entity ranging from a female duo with friend Rozi 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. She also uses guitars and stuff.

"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 are a proper headliner in the United Kingdom and increasingly a festival draw, thought they have put in many miles opening up for artists such as The National, Jose Gonzales, Sharon Van Etten, Jeffrey Lewis, Alexi Murdoch, Iron & Wine, Barr Brothers, Anais Mitchell and Jolie Holland — a beloved list of music-makers whose work might help you (roughly) triangulate the TITK sound. Or you can just watch this: