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...


Date City and Venue Country
May 19, 2023 Plymouth, Minack Theatre UK
May 19, 2023 Plymouth, Minack Theatre UK
July 14, 2023 London, Hatfield Park UK
July 16, 2023 London, Hatfield House UK
July 28, 2023 Thirsk, Baldersby Park UK
July 28, 2023 Coventry, Warwick Castle UK
September 20, 2023 Antwerp, DE ROMA Belgium
September 21, 2023 Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin Netherlands
September 22, 2023 Nijmegen, Doornroosje Netherlands
September 24, 2023 Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil Denmark
September 26, 2023 Berlin, FRANNZ Club Germany
September 27, 2023 Leipzig, Utc Connewitz Germany
September 29, 2023 Munich, Milla Germany
September 30, 2023 Zürich, Bogen F Switzerland
October 1, 2023 Lyon, Epicerie Modern France
October 3, 2023 Lille, L'Aéronef France
October 4, 2023 Reims, La Cartonnerie France
October 5, 2023 Montbeliard, Le Moloco France
October 6, 2023 Paris, Le Trabendo France
November 8, 2023 Brighton, Assembly Hall UK
November 9, 2023 Cambridge, Cambridge Junction UK
November 10, 2023 Reading, St Laurence's Church UK
November 11, 2023 Cardiff, Tramshed UK
November 12, 2023 Birmingham, Glee Club - Birmingham UK
November 14, 2023 Gwynedd, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda UK
November 16, 2023 Cork, Cyprus Avenue Ireland
November 17, 2023 Galway, Roisin Dubh Ireland
November 18, 2023 Dublin, National Concert Hall Ireland
November 19, 2023 Belfast, Mandela Hall UK
November 21, 2023 Edinburgh, Summerhall UK
November 22, 2023 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sage Gateshead UK
November 23, 2023 Leeds, Leeds Irish Centre UK
November 24, 2023 Manchester, Manchester Academy 2 UK
November 25, 2023 London, Barbican Centre UK
February 3, 2024 Bristol, Bristol Beacon 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.