This is the Kit

This is the Kit

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News

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...


Events

Date City and Venue Country
November 27, 2017 Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall US
November 28, 2017 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre US
November 29, 2017 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre US
December 1, 2017 Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Canada
December 2, 2017 Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Canada
December 4, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts US
December 5, 2017 Washington, DC, The Anthem US
December 7, 2017 Montreal, QC, Mtelus Canada
December 8, 2017 Montreal, QC, Mtelus Canada
December 9, 2017 Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Canada
December 10, 2017 Hamilton, ON, Hamilton Place Theatre Canada
December 12, 2017 Chicago, IL, Civic Opera House US
December 13, 2017 Chicago, IL, Civic Opera House US
January 10, 2018 Southampton, The Joiners UK
January 11, 2018 Lyme Regis, Marine Theatre UK
January 12, 2018 Bodmin, St Petroc's Church UK
January 13, 2018 Gloucester, Brunel Goods Shed UK
January 14, 2018 Liverpool, Leaf UK
January 16, 2018 Cork, Cyprus Avenue Ireland
January 17, 2018 Dublin, Whelan's Ireland
January 18, 2018 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club UK
January 19, 2018 Glasgow, Drygate UK
January 20, 2018 Edinburgh, Pleasance Theatre UK
January 21, 2018 Blackpool, Lancaster Library UK
January 23, 2018 Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Sage Gateshead, Hall 2 UK
January 24, 2018 Birmingham, The Glee Club - Birmingham UK
January 25, 2018 London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK
January 26, 2018 Cambridge, J1, Cambridge Junction UK
January 27, 2018 Brighton, The Con Club UK
January 28, 2018 Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford 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 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: