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
January 24, 2018 Birmingham, The Glee Club - Birmingham UK
March 1, 2018 Rotterdam, De Doelen Netherlands
March 2, 2018 Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Netherlands
March 3, 2018 Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven Netherlands
March 4, 2018 Enschede, Muziekcentrum Enschede Netherlands
April 11, 2018 Paris, Centre Culturel Paul Bailliart (Paul B.) France
April 12, 2018 Rouen, Espace Culturel François-Mitterrand France
April 13, 2018 Amiens, La Lune Des Pirates France
April 14, 2018 Hasselt, Unknown venue Belgium
April 17, 2018 Lyon, Le Marché Gare France
April 18, 2018 Paris, Café de la Danse France
April 19, 2018 Schorndorf, Club Manufaktur Germany
April 20, 2018 Hamburg, HÄKKEN Germany
April 21, 2018 Aarhus, Atlas Denmark
April 22, 2018 Copenhagen, Vega Musikkens Hus - Lille Vega (Small Hall) Denmark
April 24, 2018 Cologne, Artheater Germany
April 27, 2018 Luzern, Neubad Switzerland
April 28, 2018 Bern, Mokka Switzerland
April 30, 2018 Antwerp, Arenbergschouwburg - Kleine Zaal Belgium
May 1, 2018 Utrecht, Ekko Netherlands
May 2, 2018 Arlon, Les Aralunaires Belgium
May 10, 2018 Liverpool, Atomic (formerly Rewind) UK
May 18, 2018 Chicago, IL, Constellation US
May 18, 2018 Chicago, IL, Constellation US
May 19, 2018 Detroit, MI, Third Man Records - Cass Corridor US
May 20, 2018 Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel Canada
May 23, 2018 New York, NY, Rough Trade NYC US
May 24, 2018 Springfield, MA, The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio US
May 25, 2018 Boston / Cambridge, MA, Harvard Athletic Complex US
May 26, 2018 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's US
May 27, 2018 Washington, DC, DC9 Nightclub US
June 2, 2018 London, Victoria Park UK
June 15, 2018 Mannheim, Maimarkt-Gelände Germany
July 5, 2018 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Unknown venue UK
July 5, 2018 Trencin, Pohoda Festival Slovakia
July 6, 2018 Belfast, Unknown venue UK
July 17, 2018 Reading, South Street Arts Centre UK
July 18, 2018 London, Boileroom UK
July 20, 2018 Thirsk, Baldersby Park UK
August 2, 2018 Bournemouth, Lulworth Estate UK
August 26, 2018 Southampton, Unknown venue UK
August 30, 2018 Southampton, Larmer Tree Gardens 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: