This is the Kit

This is the Kit

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News

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
November 19, 2020 Vienna, Porgy & Bess Austria
November 27, 2020 Paris, Petit Bain France
November 28, 2020 Lille, Le Grand Mix France
November 28, 2020 Lille, Le Grand Mix France
December 12, 2020 Eindhoven, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Netherlands
March 13, 2021 Southampton, The Railway Inn UK
March 13, 2021 Southampton, The Railway Inn UK
March 14, 2021 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club UK
March 16, 2021 Blackpool, Lancaster Library UK
March 17, 2021 Cambridge, Cambridge Junction UK
March 18, 2021 Brighton, De La Warr Pavilion UK
March 19, 2021 Cardiff, Tramshed UK
March 20, 2021 York, The Citadel, York City Church UK
March 21, 2021 Edinburgh, The Queen's Hall UK
March 23, 2021 Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Cluny UK
March 24, 2021 Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall UK
March 25, 2021 Dublin, Button Factory Ireland
March 26, 2021 Liverpool, Live Rooms UK
March 27, 2021 Birmingham, Birmingham Town Hall UK
March 28, 2021 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre UK
March 29, 2021 Reading, Saint Laurence Church UK
April 1, 2021 London, Royal Albert Hall UK
April 15, 2021 Lyon, L'EPICERIE MODERNE France
April 15, 2021 Lyon, L'EPICERIE MODERNE France
April 16, 2021 Zürich, Bogen F Switzerland
April 17, 2021 Annecy, LE BRISE GLACE France
April 18, 2021 Sion, Le Port Franc Switzerland
April 20, 2021 Paris, La Maroquinerie France
April 21, 2021 Rennes, Jardin Moderne France
April 22, 2021 Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer France
April 24, 2021 Amiens, La Lune des Pirates France
April 25, 2021 Groningen, Der Aa-theater Netherlands
April 27, 2021 Aarhus, Train Denmark
April 28, 2021 Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil Denmark
April 29, 2021 Hamburg, Nochtspeicher Germany
April 30, 2021 Berlin, Silent Green Germany
May 2, 2021 Stuttgart, Kulturquartier Germany
May 3, 2021 Amsterdam, Paradiso Kleine Zaal Netherlands
May 4, 2021 Brussels, Botanique - Rotonde Belgium
June 11, 2021 Oxfordshire, 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.