This is the Kit

This is the Kit

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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
January 22, 2022 Glasgow, The City Halls UK
January 25, 2022 Hull, The Adelphi / New Adelphi UK
January 28, 2022 Groningen, Der Aa-Theater Netherlands
January 30, 2022 Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil Denmark
January 31, 2022 Aarhus, Train Denmark
February 1, 2022 Hamburg, Nochtspeicher Germany
February 2, 2022 Berlin, Frannz Club Germany
February 3, 2022 Leipzig, UT Connewitz Germany
February 5, 2022 Stuttgart, Kulturquartier Germany
February 7, 2022 Amsterdam, Paradiso Kleine Zaal Netherlands
February 8, 2022 Antwerp, DE ROMA Belgium
March 2, 2022 Bath, Komedia Bath UK
March 3, 2022 Exeter, Exeter Phoenix UK
March 4, 2022 Plymouth, The Cornish Bank UK
March 8, 2022 London, Royal Albert Hall UK
March 9, 2022 Nottingham, The Glee Club UK
March 10, 2022 Sunderland, The Fire Station UK
March 11, 2022 Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral UK
March 12, 2022 Ipswich, The Baths UK
June 10, 2022 Oxford, Kirtlington 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.