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
November 21, 2023 Edinburgh, Summerhall UK
November 22, 2023 Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music UK
November 23, 2023 Leeds, Leeds Irish Centre UK
November 24, 2023 Manchester, Manchester Academy 2 UK
November 25, 2023 London, Barbican Centre UK
January 25, 2024 Norwich, Epic Studios UK
January 26, 2024 Liverpool, Grand Central Hall UK
January 27, 2024 Glasgow, Tramway UK
January 28, 2024 Blackpool, Kanteena UK
January 30, 2024 Hull, The Adelphi / New Adelphi UK
January 31, 2024 Sheffield, Crookes Social Club UK
February 2, 2024 Plymouth, Princess Pavilion UK
February 3, 2024 Bristol, Bristol Beacon UK
February 21, 2024 New York (NYC), NY, Murmrr Theatre US
February 22, 2024 Washington, DC, The Barns at Wolf Trap US
February 23, 2024 Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live US
February 24, 2024 Pittsburgh, PA, Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall US
February 26, 2024 Toronto, ON, The Garrison Canada
February 27, 2024 Montreal, QC, Le Ritz Canada
February 29, 2024 Burlington, VT, Uvm Recital Hall US
March 1, 2024 Portland, ME, Portland House of Music & Events (HOME) US
March 2, 2024 Boston / Cambridge, MA, Arts at the Armory Cafe US
May 1, 2024 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre UK
July 4, 2024 Manchester, Castlefield Bowl UK
July 5, 2024 London, Crystal Palace 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.