This is the Kit

This is the Kit

Music


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
September 20, 2017 Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival Germany
September 25, 2017 London, Eventim Apollo UK
September 26, 2017 London, Eventim Apollo UK
September 27, 2017 London, Eventim Apollo UK
September 28, 2017 London, Eventim Apollo UK
October 5, 2017 Cardiff, The Globe UK
October 6, 2017 Leicester, The Soundhouse UK
October 7, 2017 Bristol, Colston Hall UK
October 10, 2017 Seattle, WA, The Tractor Tavern US
October 11, 2017 Vancouver, BC, The Cobalt Canada
October 12, 2017 Portland, OR, The Old Church Concert Hall US
October 14, 2017 SF Bay Area, CA, Swedish American Hall US
October 17, 2017 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo US
October 19, 2017 Twin Cities, MN, Turf Club US
October 20, 2017 Chicago, IL, Constellation US
October 22, 2017 Toronto, ON, The Drake Hotel Canada
October 24, 2017 Boston / Cambridge, MA, Great Scott US
October 25, 2017 New York, NY, Mercury Lounge US
October 26, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's US
October 27, 2017 Washington, DC, DC9 Nightclub US
November 2, 2017 Paris, Grande Halle de la Villette France
November 3, 2017 Brussels, Botanique - Rotonde Belgium
November 4, 2017 Luxembourg, De Gudde Wellen Luxembourg
November 5, 2017 Amsterdam, Melkweg Netherlands
November 7, 2017 Berlin, Kantine am Berghain Germany
November 8, 2017 Prague, Café V Lese Czech Republic
November 9, 2017 Vienna, B72 Austria
November 11, 2017 Lausanne, Le Bourg Switzerland
November 12, 2017 Dudingen, Bad Bonn Switzerland
November 14, 2017 Lille, Le Grand Mix France
November 15, 2017 Reims, La Cartonnerie France
November 16, 2017 Lyon, Groom France
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, Métropolis Canada
December 8, 2017 Montreal, QC, Métropolis 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 14, 2018 Liverpool, Leaf UK
January 25, 2018 London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 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: