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
June 30, 2017 Paris, Philarmonie de Paris-Amphithéâtre France
July 3, 2017 Clonmel, Unknown venue Ireland
July 7, 2017 Brighton, Resident Records UK
July 11, 2017 Nottingham, Rough Trade Nottingham UK
July 12, 2017 Bristol, Rise Music - Bristol UK
July 13, 2017 London, Rough Trade East UK
July 16, 2017 London, Hatfield House UK
July 27, 2017 Torpoint, Unknown venue UK
July 28, 2017 Clitheroe, Gisburn Forest UK
July 28, 2017 Bruton, Gilcombe Farm UK
August 4, 2017 Bristol, ValleyFest UK
August 11, 2017 Copenhagen, Refshaleøen Denmark
August 17, 2017 Brecon Beacons, Brecon Beacons National Park UK
August 24, 2017 Bournemouth, Purbeck Valley Farm UK
September 1, 2017 Dumfries, Drumlanrig Castle UK
September 16, 2017 Sheffield, The HUBS UK
September 17, 2017 Manchester, Manchester Gorilla UK
September 19, 2017 Brighton, Concorde 2 UK
September 20, 2017 Hamburg, Unknown venue Germany
September 20, 2017 Canterbury, Revelation St Mary's UK
September 21, 2017 London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK
October 5, 2017 Cardiff, The Globe UK
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

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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: