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
September 23, 2021 Pau, La Centrifugeuse France
September 23, 2021 Toulouse, LE METRONUM France
September 25, 2021 Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer France
September 26, 2021 Biarritz, Usopop France
September 28, 2021 Clermont-Ferrand, LA COOPERATIVE DE MAI France
September 29, 2021 Colmar, LE GRILLEN France
September 30, 2021 Annecy, Brise Glace France
October 1, 2021 Sion, Le Port Franc Switzerland
October 2, 2021 Zürich, Bogen F Switzerland
October 3, 2021 Lyon, L'Epicerie Moderne France
October 3, 2021 Lyon, L'Epicerie Moderne France
November 2, 2021 Cardiff, The Globe UK
November 3, 2021 Canterbury, Quarterhouse UK
November 4, 2021 Brighton, Brighton Beach & Various Brighton Venues UK
November 5, 2021 London, Guildford Cathedral UK
November 6, 2021 Reading, Saint Laurence Church UK
November 7, 2021 Southampton, The Railway Inn UK
November 9, 2021 Cambridge, Cambridge Junction UK
November 10, 2021 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre UK
November 11, 2021 Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall UK
November 12, 2021 Dublin, The Button Factory Ireland
November 13, 2021 Liverpool, Live Rooms UK
November 14, 2021 Blackpool, Lancaster Library UK
November 16, 2021 Birmingham, Birmingham Town Hall UK
November 17, 2021 Edinburgh, The Queen's Hall UK
November 18, 2021 Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Cluny UK
November 19, 2021 York, The Citadel, York City Church UK
November 20, 2021 Leicester, The Venue@DMU UK
November 21, 2021 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club UK
November 25, 2021 Vienna, Porgy & Bess Austria
November 26, 2021 Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Austria
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 8, 2022 London, Royal Albert Hall 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.