This is the Kit

This is the Kit

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News

April 11, 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 29, 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
June 26, 2019 Bristol, Glastonbury Festival UK
July 4, 2019 Ottawa, ON, LeBreton Flats Canada
July 6, 2019 Ottawa, ON, LeBreton Flats Canada
July 9, 2019 Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel Canada
July 10, 2019 Chicago, IL, Constellation US
July 11, 2019 Winnipeg, MB, Unknown venue Canada
July 11, 2019 Twin Cities, MN, Turf Club US
July 16, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, Moroccan Lounge US
July 18, 2019 Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios US
July 20, 2019 Seattle, WA, Ballard Homestead (Abbey Arts presents) US
July 25, 2019 Calgary, AB, Unknown venue Canada
August 7, 2019 Southampton, Unknown venue UK
August 10, 2019 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach UK
August 11, 2019 London, Boileroom UK
August 13, 2019 Edinburgh, Leith Theatre UK
August 15, 2019 Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford UK
August 16, 2019 Exeter, Escot Park 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.